US Should Pay For WWII-Era Pollution Cleanup: Exxon

Law360, New York (May 13, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT) -- Exxon Mobil Corp. hit the U.S. government with a suit in Texas federal court on Wednesday seeking payment for its remediation of a polluted site in Louisiana that the military used to produce gasoline and other materials during World War II.

The energy giant says the government should bear costs under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act for its environmental response efforts at the Baton Rouge, La., site, where Exxon and its predecessors have housed an oil refinery and other facilities since 1909....
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