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Environmental Groups Sue Shell Oil for Clean Air Act Violations at Deer Park Refinery and Chemical Plant

Sierra Club and Environment Texas filed a lawsuit today in federal district court against Shell Oil Company and several affiliates. The suit – the first case in Texas in which citizen groups are suing to stop illegal air emissions arising from so-called “upset” events – claims that Shell has repeatedly violated the Clean Air Act at its Deer Park, Texas, oil refinery and chemical plant, resulting in the release of millions of pounds of excess air pollutants over the past five years, including toxic chemicals such as benzene and 1,3-butadiene.

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Environmental Groups Sue Shell Oil for Clean Air Act Violations at Deer Park Refinery and Chemical Plant

HOUSTON – Sierra Club and Environment Texas filed a lawsuit today in federal district court against Shell Oil Company and several affiliates. The suit – the first case in Texas in which citizen groups are suing to stop illegal air emissions arising from so-called “upset” events – claims that Shell has repeatedly violated the Clean Air Act at its Deer Park, Texas, oil refinery and chemical plant, resulting in the release of millions of pounds of excess air pollutants over the past five years, including toxic chemicals such as benzene and 1,3-butadiene.

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21st Century Energy Bill Blocked in Senate By Coal and Big Oil Allies

Yesterday, U.S. House of Representatives passed a 21st Century energy bill that would harness American ingenuity and put us on a path to cleaner, smarter new energy future.  This bill is a breakthrough on energy policy and would set the country firmly on a path to increasing clean energy, lowering energy demand, and reducing U.S. dependence on oil.

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New Report: Extreme Downpours Up 28 Percent in Texas

Scientists have said for years that global warming was “loading the dice” when it comes to increasing the frequency of severe storms, and a new Environment Texas report makes it clear that Texas is already experiencing extreme downpours much more frequently.  Specifically, the new report found that storms with heavy rainfall are now 28 percent more frequent in Texas than they were 60 years ago.

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New Study Finds Auto Fuel Economy Standards Will Save Texans $2 Billion per year

A new report by Environment Texas finds that the automobile fuel economy provision in the Senate energy bill would save Texas consumers $2 billion dollars at the pump in 2020, reduce oil consumption by 99 thousand barrels per day and would be the equivalent of taking 1.2 million cars off the road.

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