supplemental environmental projects

ExxonMobil Fined for Violating Clean Air Decree at Four Refineries

ExxonMobil Fined for Violating Clean Air Decree at Four Refineries

WASHINGTON, DC, December 17, 2008 (ENS) – ExxonMobil has agreed to pay nearly $6.1 million in civil penalties for violating the terms of a 2005 court-approved Clean Air Act agreement, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. “The Department of Justice will not tolerate violation of our consent decrees,”…

Air, Hazwaste Violations Cost Texas PVC Makers $7.2 Million

Air, Hazwaste Violations Cost Texas PVC Makers $7.2 Million

HOUSTON, Texas, December 1, 2008 (ENS) – The largest producer of polyvinyl chloride in the United States, and its subsidiary, have agreed to spend $7.285 million to comply with federal laws at their manufacturing facilities in Freeport, Texas. The two companies have agreed to pay a $2.585 million civil penalty to resolve environmental violations, and…

Seven Texas Petrochemical Plants Must Stop Air Pollution

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 PTA Partners With Government for Cleaner School Buses

Texas PTA Partners With Government for Cleaner School Buses

AUSTIN, Texas, August 7, 2008 (ENS) – With school days on the horizon, The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Texas Parent Teacher Association said today that they will work together to distribute funding to clean the air and protect school children from harmful particulate matter by retrofitting school buses. The funding will come…

Sinclair Oil Agrees to Pollution Controls Worth $72 Million

Sinclair Oil Agrees to Pollution Controls Worth $72 Million

WASHINGTON, DC, January 17, 2008 (ENS) – Sinclair Oil Corp. has agreed to pay a $2.45 million civil penalty to state and federal governments and spend more than $72 million for new and upgraded pollution controls to reduce air pollution from the company’s three refineries. The settlement resolves alleged violations of the Clean Air Act…