SEC Sidesteps Lamar Smith’s Document Request, Declines to Confirm Exxon Probe

Federal regulatory agency says investigations are not public unless it files charges, so it will not provide documents demanded by the House Science committee chair. By David Hasemyer The U.S. Securities and Exchange commission has declined to say whether it has opened an investigation into ExxonMobil, a position that appears to stymie a sweeping request by Rep. Lamar Smith for records related to a possible investigation of the oil giant by the federal regulatory agency. See Also: State AGs and Groups Defy Lamar Smith’s Subpoena Over Exxon Climate Probes Lamar Smith Extends Exxon Subpoena Campaign to Include SEC Constitutional Scholars Object to Lamar Smith’s Exxon Subpoenas read more


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