Chevron Settles US, NJ Emissions Suit

Law360, New York (July 18, 2012, 4:22 PM EDT) -- Chevron USA Inc. will pay more than $460,000 to New Jersey and the federal government to resolve allegations that the company breached air quality laws at a Perth Amboy, N.J., petroleum refinery asphalt plant, the state announced Wednesday.

In a complaint filed in federal court July 12, the U.S. Department of Justice and New Jersey’s attorney general claimed Chevron's facility emitted more than 25 tons of hazardous air pollutants, including benzene, hexane, toluene and xylene, in violation of the Clean Air Act. The company is also...
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