DALLAS (AP) – Exxon Mobil Corp. has won an early round in its fight against regulators over whether the oil giant covered up what it knew about climate change.READ MORE: Anna Police Investigating Crash That Killed 22-Year-Old Man
The U.S. Virgin Islands attorney general agreed Wednesday to drop a subpoena for company records. In exchange, Exxon asked a federal court to dismiss a counter-lawsuit that the company filed against the U.S. territory.READ MORE: Texas Joins Oklahoma's Effort To Overturn McGirt
Officials in New York and Massachusetts also issued subpoenas. Exxon is seeking to have the Massachusetts subpoena thrown out but has not yet challenged New York’s.
Environmentalists and regulators charge that the largest U.S. oil company hid its understanding of a link between climate change and the burning of oil and gas. Exxon denies that it suppressed findings from its own research that dates back decades.MORE NEWS: 2 Killed, 5 Injured After Drag Racer Slams Into Spectators An Texas Airport
(© Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)