petrochemical plants

Urban Schools Near Industries to Be Monitored for Air Toxics

Article: Urban Schools Near Industries to Be Monitored for Air Toxics

WASHINGTON, DC, March 2, 2009 (ENS) – Lisa Jackson, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, said today that the agency will begin a new initiative to measure levels of air contamination near many schools across the country, particularly those located near large industries and in urban areas. The $2.25 million initiative will be the…

Seven Texas Petrochemical Plants Must Stop Air Pollution

Article: Seven Texas Petrochemical Plants Must Stop Air Pollution

AUSTIN, Texas, August 27, 2008 (ENS) – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has resolved the state’s environmental enforcement action against two Lyondell Chemical Company subsidiaries that operated seven petrochemical plants in Houston and along the Gulf Coast. Under an agreed final judgment proposed by the state, defendants Equistar Chemicals and Millenium Petrochemicals Inc. will each…

Texas Refinery Area Meets Federal Air Quality Standard

Article: Texas Refinery Area Meets Federal Air Quality Standard

BEAUMONT, Texas, February 29, 2008 (ENS) – State and federal environmental officials joined representatives from the Beaumont-Port Arthur area today to celebrate the region reaching the national eight-hour standard for ozone. The area covers Hardin, Jefferson, and Orange counties and contains some of the largest petrochemical plants in the world. “This is an important clean…