Charges that Exxon Mobil misled the public about the potential industry impacts on the environment are tainted by political motivations, the company said. The attorney generals from 20 states announced plans to work with environmental campaign groups on ongoing or potential investigations into whether Exxon misled investors decades ago about the impact their business had on climate change. The New York Attorney General’s office issued a subpoena to Exxon last year following a series of reports saying the company was misleading investors. Carroll Muffett, president of the center for International Environmental Law, said the combined interest in pressuring Exxon highlights the gravity of the situation . “A critical mass of states now considers the evidence […]