Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Two High Plains refineries cited for air pollution

"Two petroleum refiners have agreed in separate settlements to spend a total of more than $141 million in new air pollution controls at three refineries in Kansas and Wyoming," reports Dustin of the Casper Star-Tribune. Both refiners were cited for violations of the Clean Air Act.

The two companies are Frontier Refining, cited for violations at its refineries in El Dorado and Cheyenne, Kan., and Wyoming Refining, cited for violations at its refinery in Newcastle, WY. Frontier has"agreed to pay a civil penalty of $1.23 million and spend about $127 million in pollution control upgrades," writes Bleizeffer. Wyoming Refining has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $150,000 and is required to spend roughly $14 million in facility upgrades. (Read more)

1 comment:

Keith said...

And here the government is giving permission for a coke burning plant that will pollute worse than a coal plant and emit known carcinogens into a residential zone.

I read the news story here: