Stop Awarding Emission Permits to Exxon

Stop Awarding Emission Permits to Exxon

    1. Petition by

      Louisiana Democracy Project

Exxon Mobile has consistently had leaks, fugitive emissions, and spills without adequately informing the people of the community. Although ExxonMobil is the world's largest company, it will not spend the money to maintain its plant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. ExxonMobil accidentally released an astounding 31,022 pounds of cancer causing benzene which took from June to August summer 2012 to clean up. The Baton Rouge plant had a surprise EPA inspection which revealed broken pipes and equipment, unsafe practices and even duck tape and garbage bags being used to make repairs.

As of June 2013 the Baton Rouge plant has had accidental releases of hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide. While repairs are being made a reported 24 tons of toxins are being released daily, without adequately informing the surrounding community. We call for a moratorium on all emission permits until the ExxonMobil plant proves that it has made all repairs and adhered to all regulations. The people have a right to breath clean air and Exxon should not be above the law or environmental regulations.

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Stop Awarding Emission Permits to Exxon

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    News

    1. Exxon Mobile and Louisiana DEQ settlement set at $2.3 million

      We have obtained an email address Ted.Broyles@LA.GOV for Public Comment on the $2.3 million Exxon Mobile Corporation proposed settlement agreement with Louisiana Department of Environmental. Written comments to Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, Office of the Secretary, Legal Division, Post Office Box 4302, Baton Rouge Louisiana 70821-4302 Attention Ted R. Boyles,II, Attorney. Link to settlement announcement … http://www.deq.louisiana.gov/portal/portals/0/news/pdf/finalsettlement.pdf

      The Proposed settlement is not for compensation to individuals affected by Exxon chemical exposure the $2.3 million will be divided between entities.

      Louisiana.gov - The official website of the State of Louisiana

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    • Gregory Chiasson NEW ORLEANS, LA
      • 10 months ago

      I just moved from Baton Rouge. My Family and friends are still there. The air quality is bad, but the emissions make the sunset really colorful.

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    • Theodore Carrington PRINCETON, NJ
      • 10 months ago

      Clean air is a human right, chemical facilities should not be able to operate and poison people; profits over peoples health is a crime and should be treated as so.

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    • Sandra Hanner MANDEVILLE, LA
      • 10 months ago

      It is reprehensible that ExxonMobile is not made to comply with all health and environmental regulations in a timely manner. We who live in Louisiana are tired of being the nation's lab rats with large corporations having no real concern for our health and safety and our governmental agencies turning a blind eye as well. It is shameful that the almighty dollar is all that these companies care about.

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    • Robert Frisk HOUSTON, TX
      • 10 months ago

      because life is more important than profit and EPA should be help accountable to its name. It should be protecting the environment, not big oil.

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    • Billy Patterson BATON ROUGE, LA
      • 10 months ago

      I pass by going to work every day

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