BP to pay record 15-million-dollar US air-pollution fine

AFP: British energy giant BP has pledged to pay a record 15-million-dollar fine to the US government for releasing pollutants into the air at its Texas refinery, officials said Thursday. The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said in a joint statement that BP Products North America, a US subsidiary of the group, "has agreed to pay a 15-million-dollar penalty to resolve federal Clean Air Act violations at its Texas City, Texas, petroleum refinery." The ......

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