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Environmental Groups Sue CPChem

9:45 AM MDT | August 20, 2009 | Nancy Seewald

The Sierra Club (Washington) and Environment Texas (Austin) filed a lawsuit yesterday on behalf of local residents against Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem), alleging the company repeatedly violated the Clean Air Act at its Baytown, TX chemical plant. The suit alleges that since 2003 CPChem released more than a million lbs of excess air pollutants including benzene, carbon monoxide, and 1,3-butadiene, as a result of equipment breakdowns, malfunctions, and other incidents. The groups seek a court order requiring CPChem to end the violations. CPChem could also...

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