Proposed Exxon Mobil flare consent decree
On October 31, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed consent decree with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas in the lawsuit entitled United States and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality v. Exxon Mobil Corp. and ExxonMobil Oil Corp., Civil Action No. 4:17-cv-03302.
The link to this consent decree: https://www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decree/us-et-al-v-exxon-mobil-corp-et-al
The issues addressed in this consent decree involve flares used at Exxon Mobil petrochemical manufacturing plants in Texas and Louisiana. The proposed consent decree requires Exxon Mobil to perform injunctive relief, pay a $2,500,000 civil penalty, perform a Supplemental Environmental Project in Baytown, Texas, and two Beneficial Environmental Projects in Louisiana.