Poll: Less Than Bargained for -- Rating Christie’s $225M Exxon Settlement
At one time the state was looking for billions of dollars in damages, now it says millions will do
In the past few weeks, perhaps no topic has generated as much discussion and controversy as a proposed $225 million settlement of a long-standing pollution suit against Exxon Mobil Corp. The case, which was originally brought by the state 11 years ago, involves natural-resource damages sought against Exxon for spilling petroleum and tar products at two refineries it once operated in Linden and Bayonne. At one time, New Jersey was seeking to recover $8.9 billion from the company, which already has been held liable by a judge in the case.