BP In Hot Seat Again Over Texas Refinery Emissions

Law360, New York (July 28, 2010, 1:54 PM EDT) -- The Texas attorney general's office has been asked to investigate potential excess pollution at BP PLC's Texas City, Texas, refinery, where a 2005 explosion killed 15 people and injured 170 others.

The state attorney general on Friday received an enforcement referral from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding about 500,000 pounds of air contaminants that were allegedly released from the Texas City refinery between April 6 and May 16, according to Tom Kelley, a spokesman for the office.

Terry Clawson, a spokesman for the TCEQ,...
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