Log in
E-mail
Password
Remember
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
Settings
Settings
Dynamic quotes 
OFFON

4-Traders Homepage  >  Equities  >  Nyse  >  Exxon Mobil Corporation    XOM

SummaryQuotesChartsNewsAnalysisCalendarCompanyFinancialsConsensusRevisions 
News SummaryMost relevantAll newsSector newsTweets

Exxon Mobil : probe is unconstitutional, Republican prosecutors say

share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
0
04/20/2017 | 11:07pm CEST
An Exxon sign is seen at a gas station in the Chicago suburb of Norridge

A group of 11 Republican state attorneys general are protesting an investigation into whether Exxon Mobil Corp. (>> Exxon Mobil Corporation) violated consumer protection laws when selling fossil fuel products, according to a court filing.

A group of 11 Republican state attorneys general are protesting an investigation into whether Exxon Mobil Corp. (>> Exxon Mobil Corporation) violated consumer protection laws when selling fossil fuel products, according to a court filing.

Top prosecutors for Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin, all of whom are Republicans, filed a brief in U.S. District Court in Manhattan supporting a lawsuit by Exxon to halt a probe by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

Schneiderman and Healey, both Democrats, are looking at whether the company violated consumer protection laws by selling fossil fuels while failing to reveal information about the effects of burning them on the global climate.

In their brief, the attorneys general said Healey and Schneiderman were abusing their power and violating Exxon's rights to free speech by "using law enforcement authority to resolve a public policy debate" over whether carbon emissions cause climate change, a debate they claim is not settled.

The brief cites a May 17, 2016, article in the conservative magazine the National Review by Scott Pruitt, who at the time was attorney general for Oklahoma and earlier this year was appointed by President Donald Trump to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, claiming "scientists continue to disagree about the degree and extent of global warming and its connection to the actions of mankind."

An overwhelming majority of scientists believe that carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels is a major contributor to global climate change, triggering sea level rise, droughts and more frequent violent storms. Pruitt said in a CNBC interview on March 9 that he did not agree carbon dioxide emissions were a "primary contributor" to climate change.

"The attorneys general have raised important constitutional and legal issues in support of our position that the investigations by New York and Massachusetts are politically based and in bad faith," said Exxon spokesman Scott Silvestri, adding that the probes were "an attempt to silence political opponents who disagree on the appropriate policies to address climate change."

In 2015, Schneiderman reached a settlement with Peabody Energy (>> Peabody Energy Corporation) after a similar probe of whether the coal company appropriately conveyed its financial risks associated with climate change. The company agreed to change language in its public statements as part of the settlement.

"We will continue to pursue our fraud investigation under New York law, despite attempts by Exxon and Big Oil's beneficiaries to delay and distract from the serious issues at hand," said Schneiderman's spokeswoman, Amy Spitalnick.

The case is Exxon Mobil Corporation v. Healy, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 17-cv-02301.

(Reporting by Emily Flitter, Brendan Pierson and Karen Freifeld; Editing by Leslie Adler)

By Emily Flitter

Stocks treated in this article : Exxon Mobil Corporation, Peabody Energy Corporation
share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
0
Latest news on EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
07/24 EXXON MOBIL : ExxonMobil to Release Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results
07/22 EXXON MOBIL : GUYANA-ENERGY- Over 100 companies register to access ExxonMobil's ..
07/22 EXXON MOBIL : ExxonMobil and UW-Madison to extend alternative jet fuel research
07/22 EXXON MOBIL : McLarens Lubricants receives ExxonMobil Excellence Awards
07/22 EXXON MOBIL : ExxonMobil Challenges Retroactive Changes To Guidance On Russian S..
07/22 EXXON MOBIL : ExxonMobil Denies Oil Spills in Ibeno as Youths Protest, Block Wor..
07/21 EXXON MOBIL : US fines ExxonMobil $2M for violating Russian sanctions
07/21 EXXON MOBIL : ExxonMobil answers $2M Treasury fine with lawsuit
07/21 EXXON MOBIL : Greenpeace Issues Statement on ExxonMobil
07/21 UNITED CONTINENTAL : Airlines Names Terri Fariello Head of Government Affairs
More news
News from SeekingAlpha
07/24 Expectations For Exxon Mobil's Q2 2017 Earnings
07/24 Exxon Mobil Outperforms Valero And Chevron
07/24 The Week Ahead For Stocks - 5 Key Points
07/24 Of Chipotle, Sino-Global, Valuation And Glengarry Glen Ross?
07/23 Tracking Ken Fisher'S Fisher Asset Management Portfolio - Q2 2017 Update
Financials ($)
Sales 2017 266 809 M
EBIT 2017 21 406 M
Net income 2017 15 421 M
Debt 2017 37 808 M
Yield 2017 3,82%
P/E ratio 2017 21,82
P/E ratio 2018 19,51
EV / Sales 2017 1,41x
EV / Sales 2018 1,30x
Capitalization 339 490 M
Chart EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
Duration : Period :
Exxon Mobil Corporation Technical Analysis Chart | XOM | US30231G1022 | 4-Traders
Technical analysis trends EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
Short TermMid-TermLong Term
TrendsBearishNeutralBearish
Income Statement Evolution
Consensus
Sell
Buy
Mean consensus HOLD
Number of Analysts 26
Average target price 82,9 $
Spread / Average Target 3,5%
EPS Revisions
Managers
NameTitle
Darren W. Woods Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Andrew P. Swiger Chief Financial Officer & Senior VP
Michael J. Boskin Independent Director
Samuel J. Palmisano Independent Director
Steven S. Reinemund Independent Director
Sector and Competitors
1st jan.Capitalization (M$)
EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION-11.23%339 490
BP-12.42%114 361
CHINA PETROLEUM & CHEMICAL CORP14.42%106 994
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED46.57%80 129
SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CORPORATION SJSC--.--%79 924
SUNCOR ENERGY INC.-13.35%50 985