Poll: Less Than Bargained for — Rating Christie’s $225M Exxon Settlement

NJ Spotlight | March 12, 2015 | Polling
At one time the state was looking for billions of dollars in damages, now it says millions will do

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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.