Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy and Environmental Integrity Project Reach Innovative Settlement Agreement with Flint Hills Resources to Reduce Air Pollution Emissions at Minnesota Refinery

Refinery Settlement will minimize greenhouse gases and assure compliance with emission limits

April 19, 2013

The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MCEA) of St. Paul, Minn. and the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) of Washington, D.C. today announced they have reached a settlement agreement with Flint Hills Resources to cut greenhouse gas and other air pollution from a proposed expansion of theirs refinery in Rosemount, Minn.

According to the terms of the settlement, the company has agreed to:

  • improve the energy efficiency of heaters, crude distillation towers, and other units at the plant;
  • adopt industry-leading standards that will limit the emission of smog forming chemicals, and ensure that emissions are accurately monitored; and
  • contribute $1 million to Project Green Fleet, a program administered by the Minneapolis-based Environmental Initiative.

For the press release, click here.

For the agreement summary, click here.