Feds: Terminal for crude oil trains violates air standards

The Fresno Bee | May 4, 2015 | AP Report

TAFT, CALIF. — Federal authorities say a train terminal used to unload crude oil in Southern California violates clean air regulations.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the Bakersfield Crude Terminal failed to get the appropriate permits for the facility that opened last year. The terminal located 35 miles southwest of Bakersfield receives oil from up to two trains each day.

Federal officials say the terminal's owner has 10 days to respond to an April 30 letter citing 10 violations.

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District spokeswoman Jaime Holt says her agency issued the permits and federal authorities got it wrong.

She says the EPA doesn't understand the requirements for an oil train terminal.

EPA spokeswoman Nahal Mogharabi says the company can continue to operate while meeting with authorities.

 

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