BP To Pay $179M Over Pollution At Texas Refinery

Law360, New York (February 19, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A unit of oil giant BP PLC has agreed to pay $179 million in a final settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over allegations it failed to control pollution at its Texas oil refinery.

BP Products North America Inc. has agreed to pay a $12 million civil penalty and spend an additional $161 million on controlling and monitoring pollution at its Texas refinery as part of the settlement, the EPA said Thursday.

The company will also spend $6 million on a project to combat air...
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