The New York Attorney General is investigation ExxonMobil regarding allegations that the company conducted and hid research indicating that carbon emissions contribute to climate change and human activity is the cause.

The call to investigate ExxonMobil over the suspected coverup of information about climate change has gotten louder over the last few weeks. Activists and law experts believe that the suspected coverup is akin to the type of criminal behavior conducted by the tobacco industry for decades. ExxonMobil, however, denies any wrongdoing.

“We unequivocally reject allegations that Exxon Mobil suppressed climate change research contained in media reports that are inaccurate distortions of ExxonMobil’s nearly 40-year history of climate research that was conducted publicly in conjunction with the Department of Energy, academics and the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,” spokesperson Alan Jeffers said in a statement.

It’s depressing that the United States Attorney General didn’t have the guts to take action against Big Oil. It just shows that federal regulators are nothing more than a bunch of corporate shills.

For more on this story, visit the Huffington PostNew York Attorney General Investigating Exxon Mobil For Alleged Climate Cover-Up”

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He also hosts the weekly DeSmogCAST and serves as co-host for Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced