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Jurors in MTBE case hear from lawyers in N.H.

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Lawyers for ExxonMobil told jurors that the state of New Hampshire is looking for a lot of money and a scapegoat in its lawsuit over the oil giant’s use of the gasoline additive MTBE. Jurors will hear from both sides as they edge closer to the start of deliberations in the longest state trial in New Hampshire history. The state is seeking hundreds of millions of dollars to detect and treat ground water contaminated with MTBE. ExxonMobil lawyer James Quinn told jurors his client acted responsibly and in response to federal Clean Air Act mandates in adding MTBE to its gasoline between 1988 and 2005, and that experts say there were significant benefits in reducing smog.

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