Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
ExxonMobil
Current Parent Company: 
Exxon Mobil
Penalty: 
$236,000,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
April 9, 2013
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

A state court jury reached a $236 million verdict against ExxonMobil for contaminating groundwater with the gasoline additive MTBE. The company appealed but the verdict was upheld by the New Hampshire Supreme Court in 2016: https://www.doj.nh.gov/news/2016/20160516-exxonmobile-verdict.htm

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
New Hampshire Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
New Hampshire
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Texas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
oil and gas
Specific Industry of Parent: 
oil & gas
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Parent company note: 
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