The City of San Francisco is facing $542 million in environmental fines over outdated gas pumps at six fire stations and the municipal yard, according to a lawsuit filed by state environmental regulators. The outdated gas pumps were supposed to have been replaced by April 1, 2009 with systems capable of vapor recovery.
The suit was filed by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District in March of 2012, but was highlighted today in an article appearing in the San Francisco Examiner. The state is looking for fines of $75,000 per day per location.
The vapor recovery pumps are required to help address the smog issue in the bay area. The case is currently pending in San Francisco Superior Court.