Sinclair Oil Settles Clean Air Act Suit

Law360, New York (January 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- In just the latest settlement involving alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, Sinclair Oil Corp. has agreed to pay a $2.45 million civil penalty and spend more than $72 million for new pollution controls at three of its refineries in Wyoming and Oklahoma.

Once the pollution controls are fully implemented, they are expected to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 1,100 tons per year and sulfur dioxide emissions by almost 4,600 tons per year, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, which filed a lawsuit Tuesday...
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