Exxon To Pay $13M To Settle Ill. Refinery Pollution Violations

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Law360 (April 13, 2021, 4:03 PM EDT) — Exxon Mobil Corp. has agreed to pay more than $13 million to put to bed allegations that it violated a previous Clean Air Act consent decree at one of its Illinois petroleum refineries, the company and U.S. government announced Tuesday.

The U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the state of Illinois and the company lodged the proposed settlement amendment in an Illinois federal court, roughly 16 years after the original consent decree was approved. They said the agreement would require emissions reductions and facilities upgrades that will result in cleaner air for nearby communities.

Specifically, the company agreed…

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