Texas Oil Company Sentenced to Pay $12 Million for Clean Air Act Violations

Oil companies appear as the biggest companies operated across countries. They’re facing various regulations and treatment. That’s way, people who work at this industry are paid higher –because, managing oil company is not easy.  Though the business enable to generate millions of billions money, it also bring a kind of risks: both social and environmental areas.

The latest incidence occurred in US as an Texas oil company was sentenced to pay $12 million for clean air violations.  This fine is the largest ever in Louisiana for violations of the Clean Air Act.

Here the brief  of EPA news :

Pelican Refining Company LLC, was sentenced to pay $12 million for felony violations of the Clean Air Act and to obstruction of justice charges in federal court in Lafayette, La. announced Cynthia Giles, assistant administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, and Ignacia S. Moreno, assistant attorney general of the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice.

EPA remind company to take the responsibility on protection both for their employees and the surrounding community.

“Facilities have a responsibility to protect their employees and local residents by following our nation’s environmental laws,” said Cynthia Giles, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. “Corporations that choose to cut corners and ignore these critical safeguards will face significant consequences.”

The penalty includes a $10 million criminal fine and $2 million in community service payments. EPA added that Pelican is also prohibited from future operations unless it implements an environmental compliance plan.