Reuters: U.S. state prosecutors met with climate groups as Exxon probes expanded

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by Terry Wade
Reuters

HOUSTON (Reuters) – A coalition of U.S. state attorneys general received guidance from well-known climate scientists and environmental lawyers in March as some of them opened investigations into Exxon Mobil for allegedly misleading the public about climate change risks, documents seen by Reuters showed.

Peter Frumhoff of the Union of Concerned Scientists, which has urged action on climate change, and Matt Pawa, who litigated against Exxon in a global warming case, were listed as presenters at a March 29 meeting of more than a dozen state prosecutors, according to emails between the offices of attorneys general in New York and Vermont…

The Energy & Environment Legal Institute gave Reuters access to the documents.

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