Shell Settles Sierra Club Emissions Suit For $5.8M

Law360, New York (April 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Shell Oil Co. has reached an agreement with the Sierra Club and a Texas environmental group over excess emissions at a refinery, in a deal that requires the company to pay $5.8 million and make extensive repairs to the facility over the next several years.

Shell has agreed to pay the $5.8 million to local community groups and install a series of upgrades to its combined chemical plant and refinery in Deer Park, Texas, according to a consent decree filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court...
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