BP To Spend $400M On Pollution Controls To Settle CAA Suit

Law360, New York (May 23, 2012, 8:45 PM EDT) -- BP North America Inc. agreed Wednesday to spend $400 million to reduce emissions from its Whiting, Ind., petroleum refinery and to pay an $8 million fine to resolve allegations that its flaring-related emissions violated Clean Air Act requirements.

In a consent decree filed in Indiana federal court, BP agreed to install advanced pollution controls to curb emissions from equipment including its flaring devices, which are used to burn off waste gases, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

“Today's settlement will protect the residents of northwestern...
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