New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s unprecedented two-year investigation into the nation’s largest coal producer just ended with a settlement on Monday.

Though the coal giant, Peabody Energy, won’t pay a fine, the company will now be “more transparent about the business risks of selling coal in a carbon-constrained world,” reports Zoë Carpenter.

Now AG Schneiderman has turned his attention to oil giant Exxon and issued a subpoena for almost four decades of documents. While Peabody was simply accused of ignoring climate change, Exxon, which has conducted extensive research on climate change, could be charged with running a longterm campaign to deceive the public and its shareholders.

Read more at The Nation


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