Hess To Spend $45M To Curb Refinery Pollution, DOJ Says

Law360, New York (April 25, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT) -- Hess Corp. will spend $45 million on pollution controls and pay an $850,000 civil penalty to settle claims over alleged emissions from a New Jersey petroleum refinery, the U.S. government said Wednesday, making Hess the latest refinery operator to agree to slash emissions.

The consent decree, if approved, would end a suit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice and the New Jersey attorney general that accused Hess of violating the Clean Air Act and New Jersey Air Pollution Control Act at its Port Reading, N.J.,...
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