Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has subpoenaed documents from Exxon Mobil following reports the oil giant funded — and then suppressed — research exposing the risks of climate change decades ago.
The strategy could give a big boost to crude exports — a top priority for oil producers and Republican allies on Capitol Hill — by tethering the issue to a federal highway bill and a reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank that is popular with Democrats.
The Environmental Working Group paper could add fuel to an argument that the renewable fuel standard is too reliant on corn-based ethanol, instead of sophisticated next-generation alternatives that have been tougher to commercialize.
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