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BP REFINERY-POLLUTION
(2007-08-02)
(wgvu) - - THE HEAD OF THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
AGENCY SAYS THE AGENCY WON'T STOP A PERMIT ALLOWING A BP REFINERY
IN INDIANA TO DUMP MORE POLLUTION INTO LAKE MICHIGAN BECAUSE IT
COMPLIES FULLY WITH THE CLEAN WATER ACT.
EPA ADMINISTRATOR STEPHEN JOHNSON SAYS HE SAW NOTHING WRONG WITH
THE PERMIT INDIANA REGULATORS AWARDED IN JUNE TO BP. THE OIL GIANT
IS THE FIRST COMPANY IN YEARS ALLOWED TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF
TOXIC CHEMICALS PUMPED INTO THE GREAT LAKES.
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN PUSHING FOR MORE THAN THREE
DECADES TO ELIMINATE POLLUTION IN THE GREAT LAKES, AND THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES LAST WEEK VOTED OVERWHELMINGLY TO URGE INDIANA TO
RECONSIDER THE PERMIT.
THE PERMIT ALLOWS BP TO INCREASE DISCHARGES OF AMMONIA AND SILTY
MATERIALS.

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