Public hearing scheduled on Detroit refinery consent order

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan environmental officials will hold an online public hearing Wednesday on a proposed consent order involving air quality near Marathon Petroleum’s refinery in southwest Detroit.

Those taking part in the information session and public hearing will be able to pose questions to staff with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy about the proposal.

The comments will be entered into the official record during a public comment period that is open until Sept. 28.

EGLE officials said the proposed consent order resolves violations dating back to September 2017.

Some residents living near the refinery have complained for years about pollution from the facility.

In 2016, Marathon Petroleum and the federal government reached an agreement that called for the Ohio-based company to reduce air pollution at the refinery.


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