The Exxon Mobil Baytown plant is on the north side of town from where we lived. When I was a child and a norther came in – we would run down the street and yell – MONEY/MONEY/MONEY because we could smell the crude oil which in our minds was a good thing.

In those days, the men wore their hard hats and badges when they went shopping – proud to be a member of the Exxon Mobil family. Also, land close to the plant was purchased as time went on. Women working for this plant never had trouble making a loan for purchases which is unheard of in those days.

Now, it is a different story because greed has become the factor. Why don’t these people move out of the city if the fact that Exxon Mobil has a plant in that location? Exxon Mobil was there before the present people were there and knew that.

Also, there are two other cities outside of the town of Baytown – in the old days called Goose Creek/Pelly – which people could live if they are afraid of the plant.

ExxonMobil also continues to help build a stable local economy. ExxonMobil Baytown area contributes more than $7 billion to the regional economy, including nearly 15,000 direct and indirect jobs. They pay more than $150 million in the form of property, sales, fees and special district taxes.

But, in the end – it is called greed and people feel “they want something for nothing.”

Our families all worked for Exxon Mobil and my husband’s parents lived to be almost a hundred years old and my family lived to be in their late 80’s/90’s.

Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.



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