Exxon Says US Must Chip In For $80M WWII Pollution Cleanup

Law360, Houston (March 11, 2014, 10:16 PM EDT) -- Exxon Mobil Corp. urged a Texas federal judge on Tuesday to hold the U.S. government responsible for part of $80 million the energy giant spent remediating a pair of polluted refinery sites that the military had used to produce gasoline and rubber during World War II.

Exxon lawyers told U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal that the government should contribute, under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, to the enormous costs Exxon paid out to clean up the plants located in Baytown, Texas, and...
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