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Understanding ExxonMobil’s $20M Air Pollution Fine

A federal judge Monday rejected ExxonMobil’s request to reduce a $20 million air pollution penalty. We learn what led to the fine and its significance.

A federal ruling upholds an air pollution fine related to a Houston-area refinery.

A federal judge in Houston Monday (July 31, 2017) rejected ExxonMobil’s request to reduce a $20 million air pollution penalty. The ruling is the latest in a legal dispute that stems from the company’s refinery and chemical plant in Baytown.

News 88.7’s energy and environment reporter Travis Bubenik joins us to explain what led to the fine and its significance.

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