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Judge Approves Consent Decree Backing Environmental Mitigation Project

June 2, 2020
A federal district court judge has approved a consent decree between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and a refiner that requires the company to perform two environmental mitigation projects, showing that courts will back such projects even as DOJ’s policy on them is hazy given its prohibition on similar supplemental environmental projects (SEPs). Judge Barbara Crabb of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin entered the decree May 27, in response to DOJ’s May 11 request to...

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