Exxon Mobil

Date Company Accusation City / Area / Country Source Tags Media
Exxon MobilLeaked 330 page documents know as "Deception Dossiers" show that major oil companies were aware of climate change linked to their products for decades, and used deceptive tactics to reverse the information and block public policy. "These include forged letters to Congress, secret funding of a supposedly independent scientist, the creation of fake grassroots organizations, multiple efforts to deliberately manufacture uncertainty about climate science."Union of Concerned ScientistsClimate Change, Fraud
29/03/2013Exxon Mobil'Mayflower' oil spill occurs after pipeline raptures; release of 3,000 barrels of oil; homes evacuated; violation of federal Clean Water Act and state environmental laws - $5.07 million.Mayflower, Arkansas, United StatesReutersPollution
(Exxon Mobil)
Energy Companies failure to disclose wells obscures fracking environmental hazards.United StatesBloombergPollution
(Exxon Mobil)
San Francisco Judge orders oil companies to clean up fuel additive MTBE contamination caused by leaking storage tanks.CA, United StatesSFGATEPollution
02/07/2011Exxon Mobil'Yellowstone River' oil spill occurs after pipeline raptures; estimated 1000 barrels of oil leak into river; Oil executives criticised for conflicting accounts of breach and regulators accused of failing to ensure safe operation.Yellowstone River, MT, United StatesThe GuardianFraud, Negligence, Pollution
(Exxon Mobil)
Twenty-six parties ordered to cleanup contaminated soil from yearlong (1961 - 1980) disposal of hazardous substances. Costs - $2.2 million.Coventry, RI, United StatesUS Environmental Protection AgencyPollution
Exxon MobilCompany records show handing over hundreds of thousands of pounds to climate change denial lobby groups, despite public pledge to cut such support.USAThe GuardianClimate Change, Lobbying
(Co-owned by Exxon Mobil)
Use and distribution of new chemical in commercial auto products for several years before the chemical had undergone a required review. Civil penalty - $950,000.Linden, NJ, United StatesUS Environmental Protection Agency, (2)Fraud, Negligence
BP (Beyond Petroleum)
(Field co-owned by Exxon Mobil)
'Prudhoe Bay' five-day oil spill caused by knowing neglect of corroding pipelines; around one million oil liters leaked.Prudhoe Bay, AK, United StatesBBCNegligence, Occupational Hazard, Pollution
Exxon MobilToxics Release Inventory counted 1.1 million pounds toxic waste released on environment by Torrance refinery.Los Angeles County, CA, United StatesUS Environmental Protection AgencyPollution
(Exxon Mobil)
Service stations operating in 1990s released large amounts of gasoline containing MTBE - potential carcinogen - nearby water wells, significantly contributing to Charnock Sub-basin drinking water problem. Replacing Santa Monica drinking water $3 million/year & $1.5 million investigation costs & cleanup costs over $200 million.Santa Monica, CA, United StatesUS Environmental Protection Agency, (2)Negligence, Pollution
(Exxon Mobil)
300 Russian Islanders protest against oil companies for depletion of fish stocks, and destroyed forests and pastures allegedly caused by Sakhalin platform.Sakhalin, RussiaPlanet Ark - ReutersPollution
(Exxon Mobil)
Companies ordered to clean up Santa Fe Springs superfund site from year-long dumping of metal wastes, PAHs and VOCs. Cleanup costs - $9.08 million.CA, United StatesUS Environmental Protection AgencyPollution
Exxon MobilAllegations of knowing assistance to human rights violations including torture, rape, and murder by employing and providing material support to Indonesian military forces, who committed the alleged offenses during civil unrest.Aceh, IndonesiaBusiness & Human Rights Resource Center, The New York TimesBeatings & Violence, Killings, Terrorism, Torture
(Exxon Mobil)
Group of 39 companies deemed responsible for disposing hazardous waste at Superfund site; 18,500 cubic yards of soil contaminated by VOCs, PCBs and lead. Cleanup settlement - $23 million.Piscataway, NJ, United StatesUS Environmental Protection AgencyPollution

(Exxon Mobil)
49 private and public entities sent millions of pounds of hazardous waste in Casmalia disposal facility causing 'longstanding environmental problems'. Cleanup costs - over $100 million.Santa Maria, CA, United StatesUS Environmental Protection AgencyPollution
24/03/1989Exxon Mobil'Exxon Valdez' oil spill occurs after oil tanker is struck by reef; considered the most devastating human-caused environmental disaster; leak of 11 million US galons of oil; immense wildlife death toll; local fishing industry irreparably damaged; Exxon widely criticized for its slow clean-up response - $500 million in punitive damages.Prince William Sound, Valdez-Cordova, AK, United StatesExxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, US Environmental Protection AgencyHabitat Extinction, Negligence, Pollution