5/20/15 – 4:51 A.M.
Marathon Petroleum will pay a fine for alleged Clean Air Act violations. The U.S. Justice Department says the oil company will pay a $2.9 million fine, and also spend another $2.8 million on pollution controls at distribution terminals in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. The violations were said to have happened at 10 sites over recent years.
The federal government accused Marathon of failing to follow some fuel quality emissions standards. Record keeping, sampling, and testing requirements were also violated. Marathon spokesman Jamal Kheiry said the company self-reported most of the issues to the EPA between 2007 and 2014.
The agreement will see Marathon make changes to reduce emissions on 14 fuel storage tanks at distribution centers in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.by Read More →