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DOJ Refuses to Revoke BP's Probation Over Safety Violations at Texas City Refinery

September 28, 2010, 8:38 am


The Department of Justice (DOJ) has refused to pursue a probation revocation case against BP after the company was found to have violated a federal judge's March 2009 felony judgment, which required BP to fulfill the terms of a settlement agreement it entered into with government regulators five years ago to make certain safety upgrades at its Texas City refinery by September 2009, according to documents obtained by Truthout.

BP’s Probation Over Fatal Texas Blast Won’t Be Revoked by U.S.

September 28, 2010, 8:36 am


BP Plc’s probation for violating a plea deal that resolved the company’s criminal liability for a fatal 2005 explosion at its Texas City, Texas, refinery won’t be revoked by the U.S. Justice Department.

BP gets a break over its 2005 case

September 28, 2010, 8:34 am

Houston Chronicle

The U.S. Department of Justice will not seek to revoke BP's criminal probation for allegedly failing to make safety upgrades at its Texas City refinery following a deadly 2005 explosion, despite pleas from victims' families to reopen the case.

Texas BP Lawsuit Hardly a Harbinger of Change

September 7, 2010, 8:59 am


Overshadowed by the explosion on Deepwater Horizon and the subsequent hemorrhaging of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, water pollution was only one of tragedies that marred April 2010. From April 6 to May 16, BP poured over 500,000 pounds of contaminants into the air.

BP Not in Compliance

September 1, 2010, 10:09 am


Beleaguered BP Texas City Refinery Faces Two Lawsuits

August 20, 2010, 8:40 am

Texas Tribune

On April 6, 2010, the Ultracracker unit at BP's Texas City refinery malfunctioned. What blipped onto a DowJones newswire as an “upset” a few days later was, in reality, progressing into one of the largest chemical emissions events the state has ever seen.

BP Agrees To $50 Million OSHA Fine

August 12, 2010, 2:12 pm


Benzene Leak at Texas City Plant Just One Of Many “Hidden Disasters”

August 12, 2010, 2:11 pm


Timeline of Major Events Relating to the BP Explosion

August 1, 2010, 3:47 pm


BP Texas City Refinery Blast Victim: BP Keeps 'Killing People'

July 7, 2010, 9:34 am

ABC News

Now, some survivors of the blast, the families of those killed and their lawyers are trying to inject new life into a months-long campaign to get the government to reopen its investigation into the causes of the Texas City accident.

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