EPA shutters Virgin Islands refinery, citing safety concerns

May 14, 2021
EPA Administrator Michael Regan has ordered the controversial Limetree Bay refinery in the U.S. Virgin Islands to cease operations, until the company takes steps that the agency says are necessary to correct serious safety problems that have resulted in a string of excess pollution releases that threaten public health. “These repeated incidents at the refinery have been and remain totally unacceptable. Today, I have ordered the refinery to immediately pause all operations until we can be assured that this facility...

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