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This oil refinery poses a major environmental justice test for Biden

This oil refinery poses a major environmental justice test for Biden

The idled plant on St. Croix experienced a series of accidents over the course of last year that spewed noxious fumes and showered oil droplets onto nearby homes. Now deteriorating conditions at the massive facility are once again raising alarms.
EPA air quality monitors show repeated excesses of hydrogen sulfide at Virgin Islands refinery
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EPA air quality monitors show repeated excesses of hydrogen sulfide at Virgin Islands refinery

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing St. Croix residents with information on possible pollution via newly installed air quality control monitors around the Limetree Bay refinery.
After another leak, EPA probes whether Limetree refinery poses ‘an imminent risk to people’s health’ on St. Croix

After another leak, EPA probes whether Limetree refinery poses ‘an imminent risk to people’s health’ on St. Croix

The EPA said Thursday it was weighing whether a controversial refinery on St. Croix posed "an imminent risk to people's health" after a third accident in the span of three months sickened local residents and forced some schools to close.

EPA hits troubled Virgin Islands oil refinery with a violation notice

EPA hits troubled Virgin Islands oil refinery with a violation notice

Limetree Bay Refinery, once one of the largest oil and gas refineries in the world, has had two serious accidents since reopening in February.
FEMA’s hurricane aid to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands has stalled
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FEMA’s hurricane aid to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands has stalled

Two years after Hurricanes Maria and Irma, records show the agency’s work on long-term recovery on the islands is crawling compared with some states on the mainland.
Ryan Zinke’s travel was proper — with one exception, Interior Department investigators say
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Ryan Zinke’s travel was proper — with one exception, Interior Department investigators say

Zinke's trips aboard military jets checked out. But a $12,375 flight from Las Vegas to Montana, billed to taxpayers, drew significant scrutiny.
Shredded roofs, shattered lives: Storms smash Virgin Islands’ middle class
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Shredded roofs, shattered lives: Storms smash Virgin Islands’ middle class

Analysts warn that without an infusion of cash from the federal government, the U.S. territory could fall into a permanent decline that would send thousands of refugees to the mainland.
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