State posts details of $225M Exxon refinery settlement on website

Associated Press

Details of the proposed deal the attorney general struck last month with the Texas-based oil company were published Monday morning on the Department of Environmental Protection's website.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The state has posted details of its proposed $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil over pollution around refineries in Linden and Bayonne.

Details of the proposed deal the attorney general struck last month with the Texas-based oil company were published Monday morning on the Department of Environmental Protection's website.

The publication starts the clock on a legal process that will stretch into June. The department extended the comment window from the typical 30 days to 60 days.

The settlement needs to be approved by a judge.

News of the settlement came in early March when acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced the deal with Exxon, the culmination of an 11-year-old lawsuit that charged the company polluted the land and water around oil refineries in Linden and Bayonne in northern New Jersey.

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