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New York State’s legal action takes on world’s largest, most profitable oil company
NEW YORK, NY (July 17, 2007)
New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today filed suit against the ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) and ExxonMobil Refining and Supply Company to force the cleanup of a 17-million-gallon oil spill in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and to restore Newtown Creek, the contaminated waterway separating Queens from Brooklyn.
“ExxonMobil – the largest, most profitable oil corporation in the world – has continually refused to accept responsibility for what is one of the worst environmental disasters in the nation’s history,” said Attorney General Cuomo. “This company cannot ignore the harm its oil spill has caused to the environment and residents of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. With today’s action, we will hold ExxonMobil accountable for the damage it has created. This suit sends the message that even the largest corporations in the world cannot escape the consequences of their misdeeds.”