ChevronTexaco fined on refinery clean-air compliance

The US Department of Justice, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the US Attorney in San Francisco reported last month a clean air settlement with ChevronTexaco Corp.'s refining unit Chevron USA Inc.ChevronTexaco agreed to pay a $3.5 million civil penalty and spend more than $4 million on further emissions controls and other environmental projects in communities around the company's refineries. Part of the penalty is to resolve specific claims for hazardous substance release reporting violations at its El Segundo, Calif., refinery. The states of Hawaii, Mississippi, Utah, and California local regulator Bay Area Air Quality Management District will share in the cash penalti...

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