Petroleum Refiner Settles Clear Air Act Suit

Law360, New York (September 28, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Hunt Refining Co. has agreed to pay a $400,000 fine and install new pollution controls worth more than $48.5 million to settle alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.

Overall, the agreement is expected to reduce over 1,250 tons of harmful emissions a year from three refineries in Alabama and Mississippi, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, which filed a lawsuit Friday along with a consent decree.

“This settlement continues the work of the Department of Justice to assure that all refineries in the...
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