Refinery Permit Suit Against BP Pared Back

Law360, New York (June 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has dropped two of three claims against BP Products North America Inc. in a Clean Air Act case brought by the National Resources Defense Council over expansions at a fuel refinery in Whiting, Ind.

Judge Philip P. Simon's order, issued Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, dismissed charges that the unit of oil giant BP PLC failed to get the proper permits — leaving that decision for state regulators — but let stand an accusation that the...
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