State fines firms for gas report violations

mglover@sacbee.comJuly 24, 2013 

Nine companies have been fined nearly $300,000 by the California Air Resources Board for violations of the state's mandatory greenhouse gas reporting rule.

The rule requires facilities, including those covered by California's cap-and-trade regulation, to report greenhouse gas emissions. Facilities that emit more than 10,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually must report.

ARB said the reporting compliance rate for 2012 was 97 percent.

ExxonMobil Oil Corp. paid the most, $120,000, in the most recent fines, followed by DG Fairhaven Power LLC ($55,000).

Other fined companies included Vintage Production California LLC ($35,000) and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. ($20,000).

Call The Bee's Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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