ExxonMobil To Pay $2.3M To Settle La. Pollution Claims

Law360, New York (January 13, 2014, 2:36 PM EST) -- ExxonMobil Corp. will pay $2.3 million to fund environmental projects and a spill countermeasures program, settling allegations that the company violated the state's rules in connection with chemical releases and spills, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality said Friday.

The settlement agreement came after the DEQ issued a series of compliance orders and penalty notices dating back to 2008. Among the violations for which the agency cited ExxonMobil were chemical releases and spills in addition to other operational violations.

According to the department, the agreement addresses...
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