Western lawmakers seek probe of refineries

Associated Press Modified: November 27, 2012 at 6:16 pm •  Published: November 27, 2012

A trade group representing some refinery companies along the coast, Western States Petroleum Association, did not immediately return calls seeking comment on the senators' request.

The letter seeking the investigation was sent by Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray of Washington, Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley of Oregon, and Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer of California, all Democrats.