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Exxon Mobil fined $6.1 million for pollution

WASHINGTON (KWWL) - The Exxon Mobil Corp. will pay a $6.1 million penalty for failing to comply with an agreement to cut pollution.

The agreement focused on four refineries in California, Louisiana and Texas.

The Justice Department said Wednesday Exxon Mobil had violated a 2005 consent agreement by not adequately controlling smokestack sulfur emissions at the refineries as it had promised to do.

Assistant Attorney General Ronald Tenpas said "the department will not tolerate violation of our consent decrees." Under that settlement, Exxon Mobil in 2005 paid $7.7 million in civil penalties, and performed $6.7 million worth of environment-related community projects.

Online Executive Producer Nate Leding

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