The settlement, subject to court approval, would require
The company also agreed to better respond to complaints raised by nearby communities and pay additional penalties if future violations occur.
Environmental advocacy groups Environment Texas and the
“Today’s settlement is yet another message to polluters,” said
The advocacy groups have for years been targeting refiners and petrochemical plants that they say violate the Clear Air Act, which contains a provision allowing citizens to file federal lawsuits against companies that have allegedly harmed communities near their operations.
A year later, the groups settled a lawsuit with
“Through this agreement, we commit to further improvements for the facility and its operations,”
The proposed settlement is subject to a 45-day waiting period to allow for review by the
Hilder said the settlement terms will apply to the new owner in the event of a sale.
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