Exxon needs to pay for its air pollution

It's time to pay the $14.25 million fine for illegal air pollution at ExxonMobil's Baytown oil refinery. In the Environment Texas, Sierra Club v. ExxonMobil case, lawyers have demonstrated that Exxon has broken the law time and again. Exxon should drop the endless appeals and stop dragging out this case.

For decades, the community downwind of the Baytown oil refinery in Texas were forced to breathe dirty air.

After violating the Clean Air Act and spewing millions of pounds of illegal pollution into Texas communities, Exxon should own up to the consequences.