Out of Control
An exhaustive study of the ExxonMobil Baytown refinery has found a history of persistent pollution problems at the plant, including repeated violations of state and federal law as well as repeated failures by the Texas environmental agency to address even ongoing problems. The study "ExxonMobil Out of Control", was commissioned by the Sustainable Energy and Economic Development (SEED) Coalition and released by the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club and Public Citizen's Texas office.
This report is the first of its kind in the United States - an in-depth investigation of the operations of a single, massive refinery in Texas. Focused on the largest refinery in the United States (based on crude oil capacity) ExxonMobil's Baytown refinery, this analysis exposes how Texas industrial polluters can repeatedly flaunt the law, contaminate the air and threaten public health, while the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission sits back and lets them do it.