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Exxon Gets Subpoena From California Over Plastics Pollution

  • State claims industry deceived public about recycling benefits
  • AG Rob Bonta opens probe of fossil fuel industry’s plastics
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Exxon Mobil Corp. was issued a subpoena by California Attorney General Rob Bonta seeking information about the oil giant’s role in a global plastics pollution crisis.

The attorney general said in a statement Thursday that he’s opened a first-of-its-kind investigation into the fossil fuel and petrochemical industries for their role in causing the crisis, while deceiving the public with aggressive promotions of oil-based plastic products.