"Judge Says Exxon Owes $19.95 Million For Texas Refinery Pollution"

"A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that ExxonMobil Corp should pay a $19.95 million penalty for pollution from its Baytown, Texas, refining and chemical plant complex between 2005 and 2013.

U.S. District Court Judge David Hittner issued the ruling in a citizen lawsuit brought under the U.S. Clean Air Act by two environmental groups, Environment Texas and the Sierra Club.

Environment Texas welcomed the decision in the long-running suit, which was first filed in 2010."

Erwin Seba reports for Reuters April 26, 2017.

Source: Reuters, 04/27/2017