Try this for a role reversal: Oil giant Exxon Mobil is seeking more than $45 million dollars from the federal government to cover the cost of a toxic waste cleanup. The case involves a refinery complex the United States operated during World War II. Exxon is bringing its suit under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act -- better known as Superfund, the government's statute of choice for making big corporations clean up environmental messes.
Exxon Sues U.S. Over Contamination From Refinery
The National Law Journal
April 7, 2010