Philly Refinery Sold – To Become Huge, Polluting Truck Terminal

In February we told you the fix is in. A bankruptcy judge in Delaware announced he would award the sale of the closed Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) refinery to a Chicago developer that has plans to demolish the East Coast’s largest and oldest refinery–and replace it with big, smelly, noisy warehouses with trucks coming and going day and night (see Anti-Fossil Fuel Judge Sells Philly Refinery to Chicago Developer). After a last-minute stunt by the Chicago developer (demanding a $30 million price reduction, settled for $26.5 million reduction, the deal was done last week. Welcome to even more noise and pollution than a refinery would generate.

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