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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Clean Air Act Violations at Louisiana and Texas Petrochemical Plants

Exxon Mobil reached a settlement with the Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality resolving alleged Clean Air Act violations at eight petrochemical manufacturing facilities in Texas and Louisiana. Exxon allegedly violated the Clean Air Act by failing to properly operate and monitor industrial flares at five facilities in Texas—located near Baytown, Beaumont, and Mont Belvieu—and three facilities in Baton Rouge, Louisiana—which resulted in excess emissions of harmful air pollution. Exxon agreed to spend approximately $300 million to install and operate air pollution control and monitoring technology to reduce harmful air pollution from 26 industrial flares at the facilities. Exxon also paid a civil penalty of $2.5 million and agreed to spend $2.57 million on supplemental and beneficial environmental projects in Texas and Louisiana.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Consent Decree
10/31/2017
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Exxon Mobil $305,072,000
Further Information Released
Complaint 10/31/2017
Consent Decree 10/31/2017
DOJ Press Release 10/31/2017
Settlement Information 10/31/2017

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database