Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Clean Air Act Violation

A “Consent Decree in United States et al. v. Exxon Mobil Corporation and ExxonMobil Oil Corporation, Civil Action No. O5-C-5809, was lodged with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. In a complaint that was filed simultaneously with the Consent Decree, the United States, the State of Illinois, the State of Louisiana, and the State of Montana sought injunctive relief and penalties against Exxon Mobil Corporation and ExxonMobil Oil Corporation (“ExxonMobil”) pursuant to Sections 113(b) and 304(a) of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7413(b) and 7604(a), for alleged Clean Air Act violations and violations of the corollary provisions in state laws at ExxonMobil petroleum refineries in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Baytown, Texas; Beaumont, Texas; Billings, Montana; Joliet, Illinois, and Torrance, California." Under the settlement, ExxonMobil will implement innovative pollution control technologies to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and particulate matter from refinery process units and also will adopt facility-wide enhanced benzene waste monitoring and fugitive emission control programs. In addition, ExxonMobil paid a $7.7 million civil penalty and pledged to undertake $6.7 million in federal and state environmental projects. In December 2008, Exxon paid over $6 million in civil penalties for allegedly violating the 2005 settlement agreement by failing to monitor the sulfur content in some fuel gas streams at four refineries. In April 2021, the 2005 consent decree was amended to resolve violations at Exxon’s Joliet refinery—Exxon agreed to make physical and operational changes at the refinery and pay $1.5 million in state and federal penalties.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Consent Decree
Contractors Involved Penalty
Exxon Mobil $22,015,463
Further Information Released
Amended Consent Decree 4/13/2021
EPA Press Release 4/13/2021
EPA Press Release 12/17/2008
Federal Register Notice 10/19/2005
Consent Decree 10/11/2005

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database