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Environmental groups spill beans on Exxon

Federal court allows groups to pursue legal action against the refiner for violating Clean Air Act.

More than 20 years after the Exxon Valdez ran aground and dumped hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil into Alaska’s Prince William Sound, Exxon Mobile Corp. has come under fire again from environmental groups, except this time, it’s for polluting another of the classical Greek elements.

Federal Judge David Hitner ruled Tuesday that he will allow a pair of environmental groups to pursue a lawsuit accusing the company and two subsidiaries of repeated air pollution over the past five years.

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