New Mexico fines Denver-based firm $5.3M for air pollution – The Denver Post

SANTA FE, N.M. — The New Mexico Environment Department has fined an oil and gas company more than $5.3 million for repeated violations of state air pollution standards.

DCP Midstream was issued a compliance order Tuesday. A spokeswoman for the Denver-based company said DCP received the order and plans to respond soon.

DCP allegedly had numerous emissions violations between December 2017 and June 2019 for eight Permian Basin facilities in New Mexico’s Eddy and Lea counties.

State officials said DCP submitted 367 excess emission reports for the eight facilities, totaling over 2.1 million pounds of pollutants.

DCP also has been ordered to immediately comply with all air permit limits and state and federal air quality laws.

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