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Tillerson Escapes Deposition in Teens’ Climate Change Case

  • U.S. Secretary of State nominee may still face subpoena
  • Ex-Exxon chief supported Paris deal ahead of confirmation
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President Donald Trump’s Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson won’t have to answer questions under oath from attorneys representing teenagers who claim the U.S. government failed to protect the environment from global warming.

The youths’ request to have Tillerson deposed was rejected Friday by a federal judge in Eugene, Oregon. The judge left open the possibility that lawyers could subpoena Exxon Mobil Corp.’s former chief executive officer after he’s confirmed as the nation’s top diplomat.