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U.S. Virgin Islands Refinery Revival Targeted by Activists (1)

Feb. 3, 2021, 11:02 PM

The revival of an old oil refinery in the U.S. Virgin Islands is being challenged by residents and conservation groups after it got a second lease on life from the Trump Administration.

The Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity are among groups that filed a petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urging the review of a permit for the Limetree Bay refinery in St. Croix, according to a statement Wednesday. The filing claims the agency set lenient air-pollution standards and failed to protect a vulnerable community of color.

The permit isn’t a requirement for its restart, the ...

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