Bloomberg Law
May 18, 2021, 7:39 PM

Regan Touts St. Croix Refinery Shutdown as Environmental Justice

Dean Scott
Dean Scott

EPA’s order to shut down a U.S. Virgin Islands refinery shows the agency will protect communities that suffer disproportionately from pollution exposure, EPA Administrator Michael Regan said Tuesday.

“Without strong civil, criminal and cleanup enforcement, we can’t deliver on EPA’s mission to protect human health and the environment,” Regan said in remarks before the online Michigan Environmental Justice Conference.

  • The Environmental Protection Agency’s May 14 order to shut down Limetree Bay Refining in St. Croix marks only the fourth time it has moved to halt operations under Section 303 of the Clean Air Act, Regan said.
  • Regan also applauded Chicago ...