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U.S. Revokes Permit For Caribbean Refinery Under Emissions Watch

March 25, 2021, 9:03 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency withdrew a critical permit for the Limetree Bay refinery in the U.S. Virgin Islands, which may make it tougher to operate after it received a new lease on life under the Trump administration.

The agency removed a type of Clean Air Act permit that allows some flexibility for how plants manage air pollution emissions. The Limetree Bay refinery and terminals are located on St. Croix, a community with environmental justice concerns, the EPA said in a statement on Thursday, adding that it is reconsidering the permit in part due to President Biden’s orders to review environmental ...

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