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BP fined $50 millionBP has agreed to pay $50 million to the state of Texas to resolve air pollution allegations related to the March 2005 explosion at its Texas City refinery, according to a statement..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

BP fined $50 million BP has agreed to pay $50 million to the state of Texas to resolve air pollution allegations related to the March 2005 explosion at its Texas City refinery, according to a statement from Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. “The proposed agreement resolves the state’s enforcement actions against BP for unlawful pollutant emissions at its Texas City refinery,” Mr. Abbott said. “The proposed agreement reflects the state’s commitment to protecting air quality and holding polluters accountable for illegal emissions.” According to the office’s 2009 enforcement action, BP was responsible for 72 separate pollutant emissions that have been occ

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