Massachusetts became the latest state investigating whether Exxon Mobil Corp. misled investors and the public about how climate change may affect its business. News of the state’s probe came as part of a larger announcement on Tuesday by attorneys general from California to New York who are joining forces to fight global warming and look into whether companies have understated its effects. The group of 17 states and territories may jointly investigate the climate change disclosures of individual oil and natural gas companies, according to a statement from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. “With more states jumping on board, these investigations are sure to generate some serious waves,” May Boeve, executive director of, an environmental advocacy group, said in an e-mailed statement. “We’ll be looking for the Department of Justice and many more cities and states to get involved.” Massachusetts joins New York in looking into whether […]