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Exxon Tells New York to ‘Put Up Or Shut Up’ in Climate Probe

  • New York is probing the company’s statements to investors
  • The energy firm argues the probe started for political reasons
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Exxon Mobil Corp. told a judge that New York’s attorney general should either sue the company for misleading investors about the financial impact of climate change, or close its probe and move on.

"They should put up or shut up," Exxon’s lawyer, Theodore Wells, said at a hearing Wednesday in New York state court in Manhattan. "We are ready to confront any complaint."