Business Groups Ask SCOTUS to Shut Down Massachusetts #ExxonKnew Shakedown
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) are speaking out against the “overreaching” intimidation tactics of #ExxonKnew activists and aligned Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. Late last week, the business groups filed an amicus brief, which asks the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Court upholding the validity of the Attorney General’s subpoena seeking decades of ExxonMobil’s communications regarding climate change.
At issue is whether the Massachusetts Attorney General should be able to investigate and compel ExxonMobil to turn over decades worth of documents, even though the company has essentially no presence in the state of Massachusetts.
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