EPA Lawyer Threatened With Contempt In Exxon Climate Case
Law360, Boston (May 14, 2019, 4:16 PM EDT) -- A lawyer with the Environmental Protection Agency was threatened with criminal contempt by a federal judge Tuesday before agreeing to provide information in a suit between an environmental group and Exxon Mobil Corp. over a Boston-area petroleum storage terminal.
Senior U.S. District Judge Mark L. Wolf summoned the agency into court in an effort to find out when it might get around to reviewing a long-expired permit for the Everett, Massachusetts, terminal, which the Conservation Law Foundation claims is inadequately built to withstand severe weather brought on by climate change. Exxon last month asked that the suit be paused until the...
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