La Gloria Faces Almost $157,000 In Fines

The air quality at an East Texas refinery may not be as clean as it needs to be.  The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is checking out some reports of violations against La Gloria Oil and Gas Company.  The investigation could result in a $157 thousand in fines.

The company faces eight air quality violations and received another violation for failure to report a problem in a timely manner.

La Gloria officials are meeting with the TCEQ soon with more information that could amend the proposed fines. The company had nine violations in 2002 and 2003.

Story by Maya Golden,