Exxon's Fight To Curb Citizen Suits Again Rejected In Texas

Law360, New York (May 2, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT) -- A Texas judge on Thursday largely rejected Exxon Mobil Corp.'s attempt to dismiss a suit brought by environmental groups over emissions at its Baytown refinery, once again affirming the groups' right to bring a private action despite prior regulatory enforcement.

U.S. District Court Judge David Hittner adopted a magistrate judge's April report and recommendation dismissing Exxon's position that the Sierra Club and Environment Texas Citizen Lobby Inc. should not be permitted to use the Clean Air Act's citizen suit provision to second-guess the results of U.S....
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