Friday, May 29, 2015

Is Christie’s Exxon enviro-settlement Paulsboro’s loss?

Paulsboro resident Natasha Lavard  fears that the Exxon settlement
will leave her town with a polluted site and insufficient cleanup funds

Environmentalists have been pounding hard for weeks on NJ Gov Chris Christie’s settlement with Exxon/Mobil over the costs of environmental resource damages incurred over decades of pollution at the Bayway Refinery in Linden and other petroleum installations in northern New Jersey.

The Christie settlement is for only a fraction of what the state DEP was seeking during years of negotiations with the energy giant under previous governors.

Recently it was discovered that the state had lumped into the settlement (currently under a judge’s review) other contaminated sites, including a former Exxon site in Paulsboro.

BlueJersey covered a protest yesterday over Paulsboro’s inclusion in the pending settlement and posted six videos with environmentalists and local residents. You can view them here

Related:NJ panel takes its anti-Exxon settlement show on the road 
Assembly passes resolution condemning Exxon settlement 
New Jersey Exxon Settlement Faces New Criticism 
New Jersey's Incredible Shrinking $225 Million Exxon Mobi
Christie Aide Took Political Trips Before Exxon Settlement 


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