Citgo Fined $2M Over Refinery Emissions, Bird Deaths

Law360, New York (February 6, 2014, 5:18 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge on Wednesday fined Citgo Petrolem Corp. over $2 million, a sentence stemming from the petroleum giant's 2007 convictions for illegally operating uncovered oil tanks at its Corpus Christi refinery and intentionally letting migratory birds die in the tanks.

U.S. District Judge John D. Rainey ordered the company and subsidiary Citgo Refining & Chemicals Co. to each pay $500,000 for each of the two Clean Air Act violations they were convicted of, and Citgo Refining to pay another $45,000 for violations of the...
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