ExxonMobil (XOM) knew in 1984 that adding the chemical MTBE to gasoline to make it burn more...

|About: Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)|By:, SA News Editor

ExxonMobil (XOM) knew in 1984 that adding the chemical MTBE to gasoline to make it burn more thoroughly would triple incidents of groundwater contamination, lawyers for New Hampshire say at the opening of an $800M trial. XOM says the federal Clean Air Act overrides the state claims, and it was complying with a U.S. mandate to supply fuel that would burn more cleanly.