Petroleum Refinery In Martinez Among Facilities Included In Pollution Settlement
The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency reach a $425 million settlement with two companies to reduce air pollution at six refineries in the West.
Los Angeles Times:
Oil Refiners Agree To Pay $425 Million To Reduce Air Pollution In The West
Concluding a long legal climb to cleaner air, the federal government Monday announced a record $425-million settlement with two oil refiners that is expected to reduce pollution emissions in the West by almost 43,000 tons annually. The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency said the agreement with subsidiaries of Tesoro Corp. of San Antonio and Par Hawaii Refining resolves accusations of Clean Air Act violations against the two corporations. (Anderson, 7/18)
The Associated Press:
Air Pollution Reduction Settlement Reached For 6 Refineries
Federal officials say the settlement will improve air quality for people and the environment because the installed equipment will reduce pollutants, including an estimated 47,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually. Leaks, flares and excess emissions from the refineries emit dangerous air pollutants known or suspected to cause cancer, birth defects, and seriously harm the environment, the officials said. (Le, 7/18)