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Month: February 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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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