Governor Bryan Issues Statement on Clean-Up Agreement Between EPA and Owners of St. Croix Refinery

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. issued the following statement on a clean-up agreement between the Environmental Protection Agency and Port Hamilton Refining and Transportation:

“It is welcomed news that the open communication we have initiated between the EPA and Port Hamilton is creating a pathway to safely restoring this key economic driver in our community.

“While this announcement only relates to clean-up on the site, we have made great strides in our resolve to achieve the necessary balance between protecting the health of St. Croix residents working in and living near the refinery and the Territory’s economic development through finding a path to the progressive reopening of the refinery. And we remain focused on working with the EPA and Port Hamilton to achieve that balance safely.”

The Bryan-Roach Administration is investing in the Territory’s people, infrastructure and future through transparency, stabilizing the economy, restoring trust in the government and ensuring that recovery projects are completed as quickly as possible. Visit