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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:54 AM
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Refinery Giant will clean up air, pay fine
Refinery giant ConocoPhillips will cut 17,000 tons of toxic air pollution a year at its Roxana and Hartford facilities as part of a $540 million national settlement with the federal government announced Thursday.

The nation's third-biggest oil company promised to reduce annual emissions of smog-forming nitrogen oxides and soot-causing sulfur dioxide by 47,000 tons at nine petroleum refineries nationwide. ConocoPhillips will spend $525 million on pollution control technology and pay a $4.5 million fine to settle claims that it had violated the Clean Air Act by failing to upgrade equipment and repair leaks, among other charges.

The company also agreed to buy a $900,000 emergency response vehicle for the Roxana and Hartford area as part of $10 million in community improvement projects nationwide.


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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:29 AM
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1. they build fines into their operating budget. They need to forfeit
the profits they made during that period of time and maybe this will all end.
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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:31 AM
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2. that is a good point ....
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