An EPA proposal that targets petroleum refineries’ emissions could cost the industry more than $20 billion and increase air pollution, according to the American Petroleum Institute and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers.
In join comments on the agency’s proposed rule, the industry groups says the proposed rule would also increase safety risks.
The EPA proposal would, for the first time, require monitoring of air concentrations of benzene around the fenceline perimeter of petroleum refineries. These results would be made available to the public.
The EPA says the proposed update to the toxic air pollution standards for petroleum refineries would further reduce toxic pollution from flaring and other processes.
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