Texas AG Sues BP Again Over Refinery Emissions

Law360, New York (August 9, 2010, 3:54 PM EDT) -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has accused BP PLC of violating state environmental laws by emitting more than 500,000 pounds of pollutants, marking the latest suit over the oil giant's problem-plagued Texas City, Texas, refinery.

Abbott filed suit Monday in the District Court of Travis County, Texas, accusing BP of allowing harmful contaminants from the refinery, such as benzene, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides, into the air and water.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality recorded multiple violations of the Texas Clean Air Act at the...
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