Month: February 2012

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  • February
    27 2012

    BP Liable For Penalties Under the Clean Water Act

    According to an AP news report, a federal judge has ruled that BP PLC and a minority partner in the blown out Macondo well are liable for civil penalties under the Clean Water Act for their roles in Gulf of Coast oil spill in 2010. The presiding judge also ruled that Transocean Ltd. may be […]

  • February
    25 2012

    Shelter-In-Place After Fuel Tank Explodes on Pelican Island

    According to many local media outlets, on February 23, 2012, a fuel tank exploded on Pelican Island in Galveston County which created a large fire. The city of Galveston has said that the blast was at a facility near Old Port Industrial Boulevard. Sources say firefighters struggled to get the flames under control. Further, a […]

  • February
    24 2012

    Water Plan Which Could Limit Supply to Rice Farmers is Approved

    According information featured on the Texas Tribune, the he LCRA's board of directors voted to pass a water management plan for the Highland Lakes. Reportedly, the plan now goes to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for final approval. Reportedly, the decision rose from controversy about how much water Texas rice farmers should draw from […]

  • February
    15 2012

    BP Attempts to Settle Fines with United States Government

    According to reports, British Petroleum is negotiating with U.S. officials to settle pollution citations over the 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill. Legal experts have said the company could be liable for as much as $17.6 billion dollars in fines. Government officials have cited the oil company with violations of the federal Clean Water Act resulting […]

  • February
    13 2012

    Texas Faces Aquifer Water Depletion In The Face Of Growing Demand

    National Geographic has recently completed a journalistic segment about a group of farmers in northwest Texas which began 2012 under circumstances past generations could only imagine. According to a new rule implanted by the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District based out of Lubbock, Texas, the farmers will now face a limit on the amount […]