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Gas Station Owner Can't Shake Fine Over Abandoned Tanks

Law360 (June 12, 2018, 8:22 PM EDT) -- A Texas appellate court Tuesday upheld a fine and affirmed a court order requiring the owner of a former gas station to remove three abandoned underground fuel storage tanks the state’s environmental agency said had leaks, amid a dispute over ownership of the tanks.

The Third Court of Appeals upheld findings that Matthew A. Pryor is liable for removing three 1,000-gallon diesel or gasoline storage tanks under the property he owns in Port Arthur, Texas, and affirmed a trial court order that imposed a $15,800 fine...
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