State Senator Ray Lesniak will be joined by environmental groups on Tuesday as they motion to intervene in the $225 million ExxonMobil deal reached by Governor Chris Christie and the corporation.
“The judge made reversible error in approving the settlement which gave ExxonMobil a $1 billion gift in addition to the meager $225 million of $8.9 billion of damages presented into evidence in the case,” Lesniak said. “The gift is indefinitely deferring ExxonMobil’s $1 billion obligation to cleanup Morses Creek even until refinery operations cease at the site which violates the Spill Act’s requirement of prompt cleanup.”
Tuesday morning Judge Michael Hogan will be hearing oral arguments on the Exxon deal from Lesniak and Director of the New Jersey chapter of the Sierra Club Jeff Tittel.
The motion will begin at 9 a.m. at the Burlington Superior Court in Mount Holly.