The American Petroleum Institute has presented their “Pipeline Safety” award to Phillips 66 CEO, Greg Garland. The award is purports to emphasize “environmental stewardship,” which is ironic given Phillips 66 was fined more than $412,000 for environmental and workplace violations in 2020 alone, including penalties for discharging over 5 million gallons of wastewater into the San Pablo Bay. Garland serves as chair of API’s board.
“This is laughable. Only API would praise a company as the supposed pinnacle of safety and environmental stewardship when it has been forced to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in environmental and workplace penalties over the past year,” said Kyle Herrig, president of Accountable.US. “I guess it doesn’t hurt that Phillips 66’s CEO also serves as chairman of API’s board, rubberstamping its decades long work to undermine climate science, weaken commonsense regulations, and stop meaningful efforts to address climate change.”
Phillips 66 Was Assessed $412,988 In Environmental And Workplace Penalties In 2020
Phillips 66 Incurred $386,894 In Environmental Penalties And $26,094 In “Serious” Workplace Penalties In 2020.
- Phillips 66 Incurred $386,894 In Environmental Penalties In 2020. [Good Jobs First, Violation Tracker, accessed 04/20/21]
- Phillips 66 Incurred $26,094 In Workplace Safety Penalties In 2020. [Good Jobs First, Violation Tracker, accessed 04/20/21]
- The Occupational Safety And Health Administration Classified All Of Phillips 66’s Workplace Violations As “Serious.” [OSHA, Inspection Detail, 01/23/20] [OSHA, Inspection Detail, 07/28/20]
Garland is currently the board chair for API, appointed in 2020.