Thursday, November 16, 2023

Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton and the Air District’s Chief Counsel, Alexander Crockett, today announced a joint civil enforcement action against the Martinez Refining Company (MRC).

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This joint civil action will involve multiple agencies, including the Air District, Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Contra Costa County Health. These agencies have referred notices of violation and enforcement referrals against the Martinez Refining Company. This will include enforcement claims stemming from a 2022 release that occurred during the Thanksgiving holiday, as well as additional enforcement claims. It is a collaborative effort to enforce the law and ensure public safety.

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Last Updated: 11/16/2023