11/01/2010 04:34 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Shell Oil Clean Air Act Violation Settlement Money Funds Solar Power At Texas Schools

Here's a story with a sense of justice (albeit small) from a case of environmental wrongdoing: Shell Oil was sued two years ago for releasing millions of pounds of chemicals, including benzene and other toxins, from its Deer Park refinery in Texas into the air. It was violating the Clean Air Act--and of the $6 million legal settlement that resulted, $2 million is now helping two Texas schools go solar. Beautiful irony.