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Everything You Need to Know About the Exxon Climate Change Probe

An investigation into the oil giant doesn't need to end in a trial to bring about big changes.

For years, energy companies have couched the possible effects of climate change-related regulations in public reports to investors as "uncertain," "difficult," or "not possible" to reasonably predict. Now a probe by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is raising questions as to whether the companies knew more than they were letting on.

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