Environmental groups and a New Jersey senator have appealed a judge's ruling that they can't intervene in the state's $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil over contaminated gas stations and other sites.
A Democratic state senator and environmental groups cannot intervene in the state's $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil over contaminated gas stations and other sites, a New Jersey judge ruled Friday.
A judge on Monday rejected an effort by environmental groups and a Democratic state senator to become a party to the state's pollution lawsuit against ExxonMobil, saying that they already had their chance to speak up over a proposed $225 million settlement.
The price tag for cleaning up two petroleum refineries in northern New Jersey will cost Exxon Mobil much more than the $225 million settlement brokered by Gov. Chris Christie's administration, but critics of the proposal say it could be years until it's clear how much the company eventuall…