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Suncor air pollution permit in limbo over EPA objections

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DENVER (KDVR) — Federal regulators objected to a plan that would have exempted the Suncor Energy refinery from monitoring some of its pollution sources.

The oil and gas refinery in Commerce City is undergoing an air pollution permit renewal under Title V of the Clean Air Act. Regulators with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment approved the proposed update before sending it to federal regulators for review.

But in a response, the Environmental Protection Agency found the plan would have exempted some pollution sources from monitoring without any justification. Under the proposed revision, Suncor would have been freed from monitoring flares — or the burning of raw gas — at its main plant, its truck loading dock and its railcar dock.

The EPA…

Lanie Lee Cook

2022-04-04 23:09:50

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