Shell Pays $2.85 Million For Polluting Bay Area Air

Law360, New York (May 10, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A California-based subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell has cleared the air with regulatory officials after agreeing to pay nearly $2.9 million in penalties for accidentally sending 925 tons of carbon monoxide into the atmosphere.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District, a regional agency dealing with air pollution around the San Francisco area, announced the settlement with Shell Oil Products of Martinez, Calif. on Wednesday.

“Air quality laws are in place to ensure the protection of public health. When a company fails to comply with these...
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