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ExxonMobil Paying $1M as Part of New Mexico Settlement

ExxonMobil will contribute $500,000 to a fund used to clean up leaks from petroleum storage tanks as part of a settlement reached with New Mexico. The settlement stems from a 2010 lawsuit that alleged the company used money from the …

Gas Refineries Pay Vermont Settlement Over Fuel Additive

The Vermont attorney general’s office says more than two dozen of the country’s biggest gasoline refiners, including ExxonMobil and Shell Oil Company, are paying a $3.8 million settlement over the use of the gasoline additive that the state alleged caused …

Climate Change Impact Assessment Looks at Risk, Readiness Around U.S.

Low risk, but low readiness. That’s the assessment for Long Beach, Calif., a city that’s close to my heart. For those who love numbers, the city has a risk score of 49.48, and a readiness score of 47.01. Not entirely …

Praise and Concern Over New Jersey’s Plan to Sue Over Pollution

New Jersey’s new push to sue people and companies responsible for pollution has environmental groups applauding and business interests raising questions and concerns. After two terms of Republican Chris Christie, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration announced last week that it …

Rhode Island Attorney General Sues Fossil Fuel Companies

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin filed a lawsuit Monday against 21 fossil fuel companies demanding damages associated with sea level rise and water cycles. In the complaint filed in Providence County Superior Court, Kilmartin said the companies are knowingly …

Shell/ExxonMobil Firm Held Liable by Dutch Court for ‘Psychological Suffering’

A Dutch court has ruled that an energy company jointly owned by Shell and ExxonMobil is liable for the psychological suffering of residents in the north of the country whose homes have been damaged by small earthquakes caused by gas …

Update: 1 Dead, 3 Hurt in North Dakota Oil Rig Blast

One worker was killed and two others were seriously injured in an explosion and fire at an oil well in western North Dakota, authorities said. The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Department said 52-year-old Johnny Stassinos of Rock Springs, Wyoming, died Saturday …

Exxon Hit with Lawsuit in Louisiana over Denied Tainted Fuel Claims

ExxonMobil has paid more than $4.6 million to nearly 2,900 motorists impacted by the company’s production of more than 5 million gallons of tainted fuel distributed in the Baton Rouge area in March 2014. “ExxonMobil proactively honored all valid claims …

Arkansas Oil Spill Damages Exceed $70M, Exxon says

ExxonMobil estimates that the March oil spill in an Arkansas subdivision has caused more than $70.5 million in damages for the company, according to documents recently filed with the federal government. The figures were reported in an updated accident report …

Reports: ExxonMobile Arkansas Pipeline Had Past Minor Leaks

Federal agency accident records show that the ExxonMobil pipeline that spilled thousands of gallons of oil near Little Rock, Ark.., in March has had at least 13 minor leaks since 2002. The federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration documents, …