Texas Judge Denies Enviros Win In CAA Suit Against Exxon

Law360, New York (November 21, 2012, 2:49 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge on Tuesday denied the Sierra Club's bid to hold ExxonMobil Corp. liable for violating the Clean Air Act over pollution from its oil refinery complex in Baytown, moving the dispute closer to its early 2013 trial date.

The Sierra Club claims Exxon's Baytown facility has emitted millions of pounds of pollutants into the atmosphere over the past several years, well in excess of legal limits. However, in a two-page order, U.S. District Judge David Hittner denied the environmental group's August motion for...
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