Shell Forks Over $1.1M To Settle EPA Air Pollution Claims

Law360, New York (September 6, 2013, 6:20 PM EDT) -- A pair of Royal Dutch Shell PLC units agreed Thursday to pay the federal government $1.1 million to resolve claims that its Arctic drill ships violated Clean Air Act permits by releasing excessive pollutants during the 2012 drilling season.

Shell's own emissions reports and EPA inspections revealed the company breached its air permits on numerous occasions during the two months its Discoverer and Kulluk fleets conducted exploratory drilling in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas last year, according to the EPA.

The settlements list 23 violations from...
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