New York's top appeals court declined Tuesday to stop the state's attorney general from subpoenaing Exxon Mobil Corp.'s auditing firm, The Hill reported Tuesday.
The case means Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) can carry on with his demands that PriceWaterhouseCoopers hand over decades of documents as part of his probe into whether Exxon committed fraud or other crimes in how it told the public and investors about climate change risks.
"Exxon had no legal basis to interfere with PwC's production," Schneiderman said in a statement. "Our fraud investigation continues to move full speed ahead, despite Exxon's continued strategy of delay."
Exxon has been using numerous means to fight investigations by Schneiderman and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey (D).
Schneiderman has said he found "significant evidence" that Exxon misled the public on climate, a claim that the company denies.
By Mike Shiloh
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