Environmentalists Head Back to Court to Be Heard in ExxonMobil Case

By Tom Johnson for NJ Spotlight

Critics of a $225 million pollution settlement between the Christie administration and ExxonMobil are asking a state appeals court to allow them to intervene in the case.

In filings yesterday, five environmental groups asked an appellate panel to allow them to participate in the case before a lower court rules and to stay any agreement on the tentative deal until their appeal is decided.

The appeal, the latest twist in litigation in a lawsuit that is a decade old, may prevent a Superior Court judge from approving the much-disputed settlement at a hearing in Burlington County tomorrow.

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