EPA Settles Claims With Merit Energy, Shell

Law360, New York (October 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Merit Energy Co. LLC and Shell Exploration & Production Co. have settled with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over claims that the companies violated provisions of the Clean Air Act at a natural gas plant in Manistee, Mich.

The EPA had alleged that the companies continued to operate a natural gas processing facility in Manistee without installing required controls to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions after Shell made modifications that allowed the plant to process larger volumes of natural gas.

Shell is a former owner of the...
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