Exxon Mobil CEO says water tower lawsuit isn’t related to fracking

Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson is an outspoken supporter of fracking, but he’s not pleased with a potentially fracking-related project in his Texas neighborhood. As the Wall Street Journal reports, Tillerson has joined a lawsuit that aims to block construction of a 160-foot water tower that could be used to support fracking projects near the Dallas suburb of Bartonville.

The lawsuit, filed in 2012, argues that the tower would encourage the city to sell “water to oil and gas explorers for fracking shale formations leading to traffic with heavy trucks… creating a noise nuisance and traffic hazards.” But Tillerson’s representatives say he’s not opposed to the tower being used to support fracking, stressing that his primary concern is…

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