Worried they may be lying to the pubic, a judge ordered the oil and gas company, Exxon-Mobil, to hand over documents to a New York prosecutor.
The threat of climate change obviously worries many, and constantly, people are looking to find new data so that we can learn more about it. However, this is made nearly impossible when companies lie to the public. We cannot say for sure, yet, that Exxon-Mobil has been lying to the public, but that is the current accusation.
Exxon was forced to hand over documents such as emails that supposedly were written under pseudonyms.
This entire case has been even more heated considering the former CEO of Exxon-Mobil is now the Trump Administration’s U.S. secretary of state. This man, by the name of Rex Tillerson, has been accused of speaking about climate change and other environmental issues under the fake name of “Wayne Tracker” via the aforementioned emails that are being forced over. Oddly enough, Tillerson’s middle name is Wayne.
“The office of Eric Schneiderman revealed the unorthodox arrangement in a letter sent to a New York state judge on Monday that also accused Exxon of failing to produce documents related to an investigation into whether the company misled investors over climate change.” — CNN Money
As of the writing of this article, the documents have yet to be handed over. The subpoena, however, supposedly covers hundreds of thousands of documents.
On top of all of this, there are also about 34 other email accounts used by the company that are in question during this court case.