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Potential Changes to Settlement Mostly Help the Refinery

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, through the U.S. Justice Department, filed a motion to enter the first modification to a 2011 consent decree with Hovensa.

Nonprofit Island Green Living to Raffle a ‘Dream Trip to Paradise’

In honor of Earth Day this month, some incredible St. John partners have teamed up to offer an amazing vacation raffle to benefit Island Green Living Association, a local non-profit.

The Tide is Turning on Marine Debris in the U.S. Virgin Islands

An island in the middle of the Caribbean Sea is an idyllic place to live and visit, but islands can be particularly vulnerable to marine debris.

EPA Withdraws One Limetree Refinery Permit Pending Appeals

The Environmental Protection Agency withdrew a controversial permit for the Limetree Bay refinery on Thursday, while appeals are worked out. The refinery will continue to operate, but for the time being, loses some leeway in emissions for its other permits.

Donald Trump’s Parting Gift to the People of St. Croix: The Reopening of One of America’s Largest Oil Refineries

Environmentalists say Trump’s EPA bent rules to speed its restart. Now, they want President Biden to address what they call a textbook case of environmental injustice.

Volunteers Clean Up 800 Bags of Trash on St. Thomas

More than 60 people came out to help clean up St. Thomas on Feb. 6 and 7, thanks to some local companies' organization and sponsorship.

Environmental Groups and Limetree Refinery Both Challenging Terms of Refinery Permit

Several environmental groups filed an appeal this week to contest St. Croix's Limetree Bay Refinery's pollution limit permit from the Environmental Protection Agency for being too lenient. Meanwhile, the refinery is contesting it, arguing it is too strict.

Refinery Restarts!

Limetree Bay has started up part of the former Hovensa refinery on St. Croix and begun production and commercial sales of refined products, the company announced on Monday.

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.

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