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Environmental Groups File Lawsuit Against Denver Oil Refinery

Environmental groups took the first step to sue the owner of an oil refinery near Denver for years of pollution violations, saying Wednesday that state regulators haven’t done enough to hold the owner accountable.

The refinery owned by Suncor Energy sits in Commerce City, near a poorer region of metro Denver plagued by high pollution and heat that threatens the health of residents. Earthjustice sent a notice to sue Suncor, a required prerequisite to filing such a lawsuit, and is representing environmental groups including GreenLatinos, 350 Colorado and the Sierra Club, whose members have been impacted by the refinery.

The plant exceeded pollution standards and limits over 1,000 times between 2019 and 2023, the groups said.

Read more at AP News

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