Exxon Accused of Pressuring Witnesses in Climate Fraud Case

Prosecutors in New York are accusing ExxonMobil of trying to discourage potential witnesses from testifying about whether the oil giant misled investors over the costs it may face from future climate regulations. They're asking a judge to block Exxon from making what they describe as "unreasonable" and extensive requests for documents from the witnesses.

New court filings reveal that Exxon sent letters to a group of investment advisers and shareholder activists who prosecutors want to put on the stand, informing them they will be subject to subpoenas from the company seeking documents relevant to the case if they choose to testify.

Because of their roles investing in and engaging with Exxon over climate change, these witnesses' testimony could prove critical to the state's case. Read Full Article - Inside Climate News, August 6, 2019