Conservation Law Foundation is suing ExxonMobil over the corporate giant’s deliberate campaign of deceit about climate change – which put local communities here in New England at risk. The company’s failure to fortify its oil storage facility in Everett against climate impacts could result in catastrophic spills of oil and other toxic pollution into the Mystic River and surrounding neighborhoods. In our Voices of the Mystic River series we hear from the people affected by Exxon’s inaction and learn why CLF’s lawsuit is vital for protecting our communities.
Lifelong Chelsea resident Roseann Bongiovanni has seen firsthand how the industries, like ExxonMobil, that line the Mystic River impact her neighborhood. She’s also witnessed Exxon’s lies for herself, including when, just a few years ago, it spilled 10,000 gallons of oil into the Mystic River, yet denied any wrongdoing. ExxonMobil did little to fix the problem and failed to help the communities affected by the spilled oil.