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    1. Exxon: $8.9B sought in New Jersey pollution case 'not real'

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsApr 15 14:16 PM

      NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Exxon Mobil's top lawyer said Wednesday that a heavily criticized $225 million pollution settlement with New Jersey was reasonable and that the nearly $9 billion initially sought by the state shouldn't be used as a barometer because it was calculated using faulty methodology.

    2. March 24, 1989: The Exxon Valdez runs aground, leaking 11 million gallons of crude oil

    3. Exxon CEO talks Arctic oil drilling, risks, lessons

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsApr 02 8:45 AM

      WASHINGTON (AP) — The Arctic is the next great frontier for oil and gas — and one of the most environmentally fragile places on earth.

    4. At 12:04 a.m. on March 24, 1989, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef in the Prince William Sound off the coast of Alaska. It was one of the worst oil spills in history at the time, leaking nearly 11 million gallons of oil – think 17 Olympic swimming pools’ worth – into a pristine sea and ultimately coating more than 1,300 miles of shoreline coated with black, sludgy oil.

    5. On this day in history - March 24th, 1989

      WDAM-TV HattiesburgMar 24 4:20 AM

      The Exxon Valdez runs into a reef in Prince William Sound, causing what would become the United States' second largest oil spill disaster.

    6. State posts details of $225M Exxon settlement on website

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsApr 06 8:08 AM

      TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Details of New Jersey's proposed $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil over pollution around refineries in Linden and Bayonne were posted online Monday, starting the clock on a legal process that will stretch into June and giving vocal opponents an opportunity to persuade a judge to kill the deal.

    7. Exxon: $8.9B Sought In Pollution Case 'Not Real'

      Manufacturing.netApr 15 11:58 AM

      Exxon Mobil's top lawyer said Wednesday that a heavily criticized $225 million pollution settlement with New Jersey was reasonable and that the nearly $9 billion initially sought by the state shouldn't be used as a barometer because it was calculated using faulty methodology.

    8. The Arctic is the next great frontier for oil and gas — and one of the most environmentally fragile places on earth. An Energy Department advisory council study adopted last week said the U.S. should start exploring for oil and gas in the Arctic soon in order to feed future demand, and that the industry is ready to safely exploit the Arctic's huge reserves, despite recent mishaps. In an ...

    9. Gov. Chris Christie is defending the state's $225 million settlement for decades of contamination at two refineries as a "good deal." But Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists say otherwise.

    10. Governor Christie’s dearth of new cases compared with the number filed by his recent predecessors reflects a significant policy shift — one that some environmental lawyers describe as a major loss for the environment. But the prior governors also were prodded to action by a statute of limitations on such cases imposed at the time by the Legislature.

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