Texas AG Seeks $100M For Violations At BP Refinery

Law360, New York (June 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Texas attorney general has filed a suit seeking around $100 million in civil penalties from BP Products North America Inc. for nearly 50 emissions violations at its Texas City, Texas, refinery, including the emission linked to a 2005 explosion that killed 15 workers and injured an additional 170.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Thursday announced the lawsuit, which accuses BP of violating state health, safety and environmental protection laws, including the Texas Clean Air Act, the Texas Water Code and the Texas Health and...
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