Officials in the US state of Texas have sued BP for the release of excessive air pollutants after a fire at its troubled Texas City refinery.
The energy giant is accused of illegally emitting approximately 500,000 pounds of harmful air pollutants over the course of 40 days in April and May. The pollutants were released after a compressor caught fire on April 6.
BP has already faced record federal fines over the incident. However, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who filed a lawsuit against BP on Monday, claims that the company has not yet learned its lesson. http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=138093§ionid=3510203