Texas Oil Refinery Wants Clean Air Act Suit Tossed

Law360, Houston (May 15, 2017, 2:19 PM EDT) -- Pasadena Refining System Inc. asked a Texas federal judge on Friday to toss a suit brought by two environmental groups alleging it had violated the Clean Air Act by spewing toxic chemicals into the atmosphere, saying the groups haven't shown their alleged injuries were caused by the refinery.

The environmental groups — Environment America Inc, doing business as Environment Texas, and the Sierra Club, Lone Star Chapter — brought the lawsuit in March, saying the levels of emissions from the plant exceed CAA limits and are in violation of permits it secured from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The groups...

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