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Wyoming charges Sinclair refinery with illegal emissions

June 5, 2018

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The state of Wyoming has filed a civil lawsuit that contends the Sinclair refinery in Evansville repeatedly released excess amounts of toxic hydrogen sulfide.

KTWO-AM in Casper reports that the lawsuit filed in Natrona County District Court by the state Attorney General’s Office says the violations of the Wyoming Environmental Quality Act occurred from January through March in 2016.

The state is asking the court to find that Sinclair violated the EPA rule about monitoring hydrogen sulfide emissions, order it to comply with the rule, pay a civil penalty up to the minimum of $10,000 for each day of violation and mitigate past excess emissions of sulfur dioxide.

Attorneys for the state and Sinclair Oil Corp. declined to comment.

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Information from: KTWO-AM, http://www.k2radio.com/

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