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Over the past decade, most of the oil companies settled with New Hampshire and the other states who saw a good shakedown racket when they saw one. Shell, Sunoco, and Citgo recently agreed to pay a combined $51 million to get out of the lawsuit. Only Exxon-Mobil held out.
Mayor Paul Grenier requested the council go even further and ask that at least $100 million of the fund be spent exclusively in Coos County. The council approved the request. Grenier said there is a... 0