BY KEVIN ROBERTS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
Baseless allegations concerning the State’s proposed settlement with ExxonMobil were published today in the New York Times based on comments from a known partisan, Bradley Campbell (a many-time Democratic appointee who worked for the Clinton Administration and McGreevey Administration).
The notion that this settlement represents something less than what is fair for New Jerseyans is absurd and baseless when you consider the facts of the settlement and Campbell’s prior comments on this case.
The Attorney General’s Office today detailed the proposed settlement, including:
* A historic $225 million damages payment six times the size of the next highest comparable case
* That payment comes ON TOP OF ExxonMobil’s obligation to pay separately for the clean-up and remediation of these sites
* The settlement also preserves the State’s claims against surface water pollution and damages at the Arthur Kill and Newark Bay and claims for Natural Resource Damage (NRD) related to the discharge of MTBE at hundreds of gas stations around the state.