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BP West Coast Products Sees Permit for New Coker Heaters Upheld

June 23, 2022, 2:49 PM

Washington lawfully issued a permit for new coker heaters at a BP West Coast Products LLC refinery, even though the National Park Service said the project would reduce visibility in two nearby national parks, a state appeals court affirmed.

The Washington Department of Ecology can disagree with NPS’s finding, and the department gave an explanation for its decision, according to the Washington Court of Appeals, Division Two. There’s “no question that substantial evidence supports” the state Pollution Control Hearings Board’s conclusion that the project wouldn’t have an adverse impact on areas within Olympic National Park and North Cascades National Park, ...