Exxon fined for pollution

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From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Exxon told to pay up £154m for polluting

Wednesday 10 April 2013

A US jury ordered oil giant Exxon Mobil to pay $236 million (£154m) to the state of New Hampshire on Tuesday to clean up groundwater contamination from fuel additive MTBE.

Jurors sat through nearly three months of testimony in the longest trial in New Hampshire history.

They said Exxon had been negligent in adding MTBE to petrol, saying it was a defective product.

And they found the company liable for failing to warn distributors and consumers about its contaminating characteristics.

The state says that more than 600 wells in New Hampshire are known to be contaminated with MTBE and an expert witness estimated the number could exceed 5,000.

The jury was shown exhibits dating back to 1984 in which Exxon researchers warned against the additive.

Industry analyst Fadel Gheit said the fine amounted to roughly two days of profit for the oil behemoth – which plans to appeal against the verdict.

Exxon’s climate lie: ‘No corporation has ever done anything this big or bad’, by Bill McKibben. The truth of Exxon’s complicity in global warming must to be told – how they knew about climate change decades ago but chose to help kill our planet: here.

Exxon Mobil Investigated in New York Over Possible Lies on Climate: here.

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