Enviros Urge 5th Circ. To Revive $641M Exxon Pollution Suit

By Kurt Orzeck (May 18, 2015, 8:48 PM EDT) -- Environmental groups on Friday urged the Fifth Circuit to revive their $641 million suit against Exxon Mobil Corp. over alleged violations of the Clean Air Act by excessive toxic discharges from an oil refinery.

Environment Texas Citizen Lobby Inc. and the Sierra Club argued a Texas federal judge who dismissed the suit in December erred by not finding that the company's own reports proved more than 18,000 days of actionable violations. Moreover, U.S. District Judge David Hittner mistakenly didn't order any remedy for 94 alleged violations of the law that he did find actionable, the brief said.

Judge Hittner found that even...

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