Reversing Trump-Era Decision, EPA Subjects Shuttered Refinery To PSD

November 17, 2022
Reversing a Trump-era decision, EPA is requiring a Virgin Islands refinery to obtain a strict clean air permit if it wants to re-open after determining that under the agency’s facility “reactivation policy,” it would be considered a “new source,” the latest sign of how EPA is using regulatory tools to address environmental justice (EJ) concerns. EPA Administrator Michael Regan and Region 2 Administrator Lisa Garcia announced Nov. 17 that the agency had notified the refinery’s new owners -- Port Hamilton...

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