NJ attorney general ramps up efforts to hold polluters accountable

JOANNA GAGIS / NJTV NEWS – The state’s dropping the hammer on ExxonMobil, at least that’s how Attorney General Gurbir Grewal characterized the six-count suit brought against the oil and gas company. The state’s seeking natural resource damages for contamination of the Lail site in Gloucester County.

“It’s part of our effort to hold polluters accountable in New Jersey — large polluters, small polluters,” Grewal said.

The Department of Environmental Protection says ExxonMobil first started dumping drums of petroleum products and other hazardous substances on its 12-acre Lail site back in the 1950s …

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