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Exxon’s Climate Trial Ends With Whimper as NY Won’t Appeal (2)

Jan. 11, 2020, 6:46 PM

New York won’t appeal a ruling by a judge who rejected the state’s claim that Exxon Mobil Corp. misled investors for years about the oil giant’s internal planning for risks associated with climate change.

New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat who took office after the suit was filed, announced the decision late Friday without giving a reason. James nevertheless hailed the trial in state court as a landmark -- “the first time in history” Exxon was forced to answer publicly for its messaging around climate change.

“As we have done for the last year, my office will...

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