Business News

$425 million settlement over Tesoro air pollution

The EPA and the Justice Department have announced a $425 million settlement with subsidiaries of Tesoro Corp., and Par Hawaii Refining that resolves alleged Clean Air Act violations and protects public health by reducing air pollution at six refineries.

Carbon cap would impact local refineries

After incorporating feedback from business and environmental stakeholders, the state Ecology Department has released an updated version of the state’s first-ever rule to cap carbon pollution and both March Point refineries are on the list.

EPA files complaint against Tesoro refinery

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has filed a complaint against the Tesoro Maarch Point refinery for alleged violations of federal chemical accident prevention and emergency planning rules.

Super yacht Albatross at Dakota Creek

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The 236-foot super yacht Albatross sailed to Dakota Creek on Monday afternoon from the builder, Delta Marine of Seattle, and was immediately lifted into the boatyard on a synchrolift for what could be just a day or two of work.

Council moving away from backing mid-box store

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A new report for the City Council indicates less interest in bringing a so-called mid-box retailer such as Fred Meyer to Anacortes than building up the number of small-scale locally-owned retailers to fill the retail void here.