Exxon Told to Pay $14 Million in Texas Air Enforcement Case (1)

March 2, 2021, 11:31 PM; Updated: March 3, 2021, 12:43 AM

Exxon Mobil Corp. will have to pay more than $14 million in fines for Clean Air Act violations from a Texas refinery and chemical plant complex.

Environmentalists successfully traced the harm between illegal pollution emissions from Exxon’s petrochemical facility and adverse health effects, according to a news release on the ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas Houston Division.

Judge David Hittner assessed penalties based on over 3,000 violations actionable under the Clean Air Act’s citizen suit provision, but also weighed “Exxon’s full compliance history and good faith efforts to comply.”

Exxon said in a...

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