Chevron To Pay Up Over NM Air Pollution Claims

Law360, New York (June 14, 2010, 3:33 PM EDT) -- Chevron USA Inc. has agreed to pay $182,000 to settle claims of air quality violations at the Buckeye carbon dioxide extraction plant in southeastern New Mexico, according to state environmental officials.

The deal resolves claims by the New Mexico Environment Department that Chevron violated the state's air quality control regulations at the Lovington, N.M.-area plant, which extracts carbon dioxide from natural gas streams for reuse, the department said Friday.

“We worked out a fair settlement with Chevron that will prevent future harmful air pollution in the...
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