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Texas Senate Panel Weighs Input on Stronger Storage Tank Regulations

Weeks after a massive fire at a Houston-area petrochemical storage facility garnered national attention, a panel of state lawmakers heard dueling testimony Monday night on a bill that would strengthen state oversight of above-ground tanks that hold petroleum products and …

Pollution Charges Filed Against Texas Petrochemical Facility That Burned

Water pollution charges have been filed against a company that owns a Houston-area petrochemical storage facility where a large fire that burned for days in March caused chemicals to flow into a nearby waterway. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office …

Why Has Texas Decided to Break Tradition and Immediately Sue Industrial Polluters?

Late last month as crews worked to contain a roaring fire at a Houston-area petrochemical storage facility, the state of Texas did something unheard of, at least in recent memory: It sued the company that operates the site before the …