Exxon Mobil Corp. v. United States

ELR Citation: 41 ELR 20335
No(s). 09-265C, -882C (Fed. Cl. Oct 31, 2011) (Smith, J.)

The Court of Federal Claims held that the U.S. government is liable for costs an oil company incurred cleaning up contamination stemming from the production of aviation gasoline at its Baytown, Texas, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, refineries during World War II. In the early 1940s, the company's prede...