The Texas Attorney General has filed suit against BP Products North America Inc. and accuses the oil giant of 46 separate pollution violations at its Texas City refinery. One of the violations relates to an explosion we have written on in several prior issues that killed 15 workers and injured 170 others four years ago. The suit, filed in state court in Austin, alleges the BP Texas City refinery, about 35 miles southeast of Houston, spewed hundreds of thousands of pounds of unauthorized pollutants in a “pattern of unnecessary and unlawful emissions.” The emissions, according to the suit, were the result of poor operational practices and inadequate maintenance at the refinery.
Source: Associated Press
Contact us today for a free legal consultation with an experienced attorney.
Fields marked *may be required for submission.
If you would like to subscribe to the Jere Beasley Report digital edition, simply visit our Subscriptions page and provide the necessary information or call us at 800-898-2034.
Attorney Advertising - Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.