The use of fossil fuels for various endeavors and the collecting of those materials are often points of contention in differing groups. In some cases, oil and gas disputes can lead to serious lawsuits that put companies in the position of having to defend their uses and business practices. Unfortunately for those companies, these disputes are not uncommon.
California readers may be interested in disputes involving Exxon Mobil Corp. According to reports, the company is accused of providing false information to investors regarding the impacts that emissions can have on the climate. Claims indicate that the company knew about the possible damage since 1977 and have covered up the information presumably for company gain. Exxon, however, denies those claims.