aside Could Exxon’s Legal Fines Explain Why President Is Acting Bigly On Deregulation?

Image result for IMAGES exxonmobil headquartersThe following story explains why the republicans are pushing hard to deregulate prior emission standards especially for the fossil fuel industry. When does the health of “we the people” become the primary concern be republican legislators?

On 4/27/17, the Associated Press broke news with the following report, “Exxon fined $20 million for emissions from Texas Plant.”

A judge has ordered Exxon Mobil to pay a penalty of nearly $20 million for releasing 10 million pounds of pollutants into the air over the course of eight years from a refining and chemical complex east of Houston.

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Judge David Hittner, Southern District of Texas

“U.S. District Judge David Hittner in a ruling Wednesday determined that Texas-based Exxon on thousands of occasions from 2005 to 2013 violated federal clean-air standards.”

“The Houston Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/2oMZ7Lr ) the finding is the result of a lawsuit filed in 2010 by two environmental groups.”

The groups argued Exxon collected more than $14 million in economic benefits by delaying measures to curb the emissions from its plant in Baytown (TX.). They contend the pollution could have been detected earlier using improvements such as infrared imaging technology.

Exxon says it’s considering an appeal.

Related Articles:

Exxon Mobil: Corporate Rap Sheet | Corporate Research Project  http://www.corp-research.org/exxonmobil Jun 30, 2016 – Exxon Mobil By Philip Mattera.

Texas judge kicks Exxon climate lawsuit to New York court | Reuters  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-exxon-mobil-climatechange-Mar 29, 2017

Exxon Knew about Climate Change Almost 40 Years Ago – Scientific …https://www.scientificamerican.com/…/Exxon knew-about-climate-change-almost-40 years ago-…Oct 26, 2015

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