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Tesoro Oil Refinery Project Withstands Environmental Challenge

April 8, 2020, 8:34 PM

Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company LLC may proceed with a project to integrate two oil refining facilities near Los Angeles, after a California appeals court rejected a challenge to state regulators’ determination that the project would reduce air pollution.

The suit contesting the 2017 environmental impact report for the Los Angeles Refinery Integration and Compliance Project was brought by Communities for a Better Environment. It was aimed at an element of the project that proposed re-writing permitting for a heater inside one of the facilities.

This change would increase the stated capacity in the heater’s permit from the rate guaranteed...

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