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Chevron Pays $210K Fine For Consent Decree Violations

Chevron Pascagoula Refinery has paid a $210,000 fine for violations of an air emissions consent decree dating back to 2003. The fine came after the refinery failed to comply with an air emissions limit set in the decree.

Robbie Wilbur, spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, says the violation took place between July and September in 2006. He says Chevron was penalized $3,000 per day for 70 days until Chevron made corrections in September.

Meanwhile, there's a public hearing Thursday night to address a proposed major expansion of the refinery.

Chevron just finished an expansion increasing production by 10 percent, which translates into 500,000 gallons of gas per day. Now the company is applying for permits to increase that number by an additional 15 percent.

The hearing will be in Gautier at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College's gym. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.

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