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Limetree Bay Refinery Says Large Flare Part of Restart Work

There was a larger than usual flame at the top of the Limetree Bay Refinery's flare stack and louder than usual noise from the flare over the last week, which the company says is part of the normal startup process and will quiet down when the refinery restarts. 

Steam and Oil Plume Causes Odor at Limetree Bay Refinery

The Limetree Bay refinery project, which is expected to go online in the near future, had an incident on Monday that caused residents to complain of a noxious odor.

Tug Abandoned Off STX in 2017 Now Leaking Oil

The U.S. Coast Guard reported on Tuesday it had begun responding a week earlier to oil spilling from the partially sunken and abandoned tugboat Cape Lookout in Krause Lagoon off St. Croix.

Cowgirl Bebop Floating Restaurant and Lounge Files Appeal With BLUA

After being denied a Coastal Zone Management permit in September, developers of the proposed Cowgirl Bebop floating restaurant have appealed to the Board of Land Use Appeals, arguing that the volunteer board members erred by not following staff recommendations to approve the permit.

Amended Shoreline Access Bill Answers Some Questions – But Not All

At a Senate hearing last week, a bill mandating owners of shoreline properties to provide public access to the shore was forwarded to the Rules and Judiciary Committee despite several looming questions, some of which have now been answered by amendments. 

Senate Panel OKs Shoreline Access Bill Despite Constitutional Questions

A Senate committee on Friday approved by a 5-2 vote Bill No. 33-0108 which, if signed into law, would require owners of shoreline property to provide suitable public access.

Port Authority Opposes Free Parking Bill for STJ’s Gravel Lot

Legislation that would mandate the Enighed Pond Gravel Lot offer free parking was held in the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Consumer Affairs, Energy, Environment and Planning Friday after being contested by Port Authority Executive Director Carlton Dowe.

Scientists Ask Community to Take Part in The Great V.I. Frog Count

The Great V.I. Frog Count is underway, bringing citizen science to the territory's fingertips in an easy and accessible way. 

To Better Understand Water Quality, Researchers Look to the Spineless

Scientists are on a quest to better understand the watershed of St. Thomas by cataloging the species of spineless creatures that dwell in it. 

Legislators Take First Step Toward New STX Police Station

Legislators advanced a bill Friday that acts as the first step towards creating a new police department building in Frederiksted, St. Croix.

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