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Massachusetts top court rules against Exxon in climate change probe

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By Nate RaymondBOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts' top court on Friday rejected Exxon Mobil Corp's bid to block the state's attorney general from obtaining records to investigate whether the company for decades concealed its knowledge of the role fossil fuels play in climate change.The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Attorney General Maura Healey had jurisdiction to seek records to probe whether the oil company's marketing or sale of fossil fuel products violated the state's consumer protection law.The ruling marked another setback for Exxon after a federal judge in March dismissed ...

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 01:08 IST