“The judge ruled in favor of the Sierra Club and Environment Texas Citizen Lobby, finding Exxon violated the Clean Air Act 16,386 times between October 2005 and September 2013.
“The court found that Exxon enjoyed $14.2 million in economic benefits by delaying the installation of infrared imaging and other monitoring improvements at the facility, which makes everything from jet fuel to plastic.
“‘Today’s decision sends a resounding message that it will not pay to pollute Texas,’ Neil Carman, clean air program director for the Sierra Club’s Lone Star Chapter, said in a statement. ‘We will not stand idly by when polluters put our health and safety at risk.'”