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5th Circuit Vacates CITGO’s Convictions For Clean Air Act Violations

Mealey's (September 8, 2015, 2:16 PM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — A Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Sept. 4 overturned CITGO Petroleum Corp.’s convictions for violating the Clean Air Act (CAA) and Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 (MBTA), ruling that a federal judge in Texas erred when instructing the jury about the scope of a regulation concerning oil-water separators and misinterpreted the MBTA’s language with regard to unintentional bird kills (United States of America v. CITGO Petroleum Corporation, et al., No. 14-40128, 5th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 15865)....
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