Refinery To Pay $500,000 For Failing To Monitor Flare Emissions

(December 12, 2019, 10:38 AM EST) -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A refinery agreed to pay a $500,000 civil penalty for violating the Clean Air Act (CAA) when failing to monitor flare emissions and violating the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) when failing to report the amount of toxic chemicals it releases into the environment, according to a consent decree filed Dec. 9 in a federal court in California (United States, et al.  v. Kern Oil & Refining Co., No. 19-cv-2046, E.D. Calif.)....

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