Exxon Wants RCRA Claims Cut In Chemical Leak Suit

Law360, New York (February 26, 2010, 4:20 PM EST) -- Exxon Mobil Corp. has asked a federal judge to toss allegations that it violated the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act by refusing to pay for chemical leakage cleanup at a California site the oil giant once owned, arguing that the RCRA did not exist at the time of the leaks.

Exxon moved for dismissal Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, pointing to case law establishing that the RCRA cannot be applied retroactively. The company also contends that the act applies...
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