Shell To Spend Up To $160M To Settle CAA Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (July 10, 2013, 4:09 PM EDT) -- Shell Oil Co. will pay between $115 million and $160 million to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at a large refinery and chemical plant in Deer Park, Texas, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency jointly announced Wednesday.

The settlement was filed alongside the DOJ's complaint against Shell and affiliated partnerships on behalf of the EPA alleging, among other things, that the company improperly operated its 12 steam-assisted flaring devices in such a way that excess volatile organic compounds,...
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