Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Texas Federal Judge Imposes Maximum $2 Million Fine On Felony Pollution Counts

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Texas Federal Judge Imposes Maximum $2 Million Fine On Felony Pollution Counts

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A Texas federal judge on Feb. 5 imposed fines totaling more than $2 million on convictions stemming from oil/water separation tanks that had been operated without the required covers for nearly 10 years, polluting the air and causing the deaths of migratory birds (United States v. CITGO Petroleum Corp., et al., No. CR-06-563, S.D. Texas, Corpus Christi Div.).

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