Aug 10, 2010
The state of Texas accused BP of putting profits before environmental safety and sued the British energy giant Monday for the mass release of pollutants after a fire at its troubled Texas City refinery.
The lawsuit comes as BP works to finally kill a runaway well in the Gulf of Mexico responsible for one of the world’s worst ever oil spills.
It is the second time in as many years that Texas has sued BP for air pollution violations at the refinery where 15 workers were killed in a 2005 explosion.
BP has already faced record federal fines related to that incident, but the case filed Monday by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott argues that BP has not learned its lesson.
This article was posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 9:57 am