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Kerr-McGee Settles Emissions Charges For $18M

Law360 (May 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In the first comprehensive settlement under the Clean Air Act, natural gas company Kerr-McGee Corp. has agreed to spend $18 million on pollution controls to settle charges filed by the U.S. Department of Justice.

The DOJ accused Kerr-McGee, which was acquired by Houston-based Anadarko Petroleum Corp. in June 2006, of emitting volatile organic compounds, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide through eight natural gas facilities located in the Rocky Mountain region.

Under the settlement announced Thursday, new control measures and operational improvements at Kerr-McGee’s natural gas compressor...
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