The settlement, subject to court approval, would require the company to pay more than $3.5 million in civil penalties as well as reduce emissions at the refinery with equipment upgrades and disaster preparedness measures. On top of that, the company has agreed to better respond to citizen complaints 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 company will pay $350,000 to the federal government as part of the roughly $3.5 million in civil penalties. The remainder will be paid to the
The proposed settlement is subject to a 45-day waiting period to allow for its review by the
Hilder said the settlement terms will apply to the new owner in the event of a sale.
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