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Harris County threatens to sue Valero over benzene emissions after Hurricane Harvey

Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO) could soon face a lawsuit accusing it of failing to address the dangerous level of cancer-causing toxins released by its Houston refinery. On July 8, the Harris County Attorney's Office said it plans to sue the San .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 11th, 2019

Arkema, CEO, plant manager indicted for chemicals released during Harvey flooding

A Harris County grand jury has indicted Arkema North America, part of France-based Arkema SA, which owns a plant in Crosby where chemicals exploded in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.  The indictment also names Arkema North America CEO Richard R.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 3rd, 2018

Arkema, CEO, plant manager indicted for chemicals released during Harvey aftermath

A Harris County grand jury has indicted Arkema North America, part of France-based Arkema SA, which owns a plant in Crosby where chemicals exploded in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.  The indictment also names Arkema North America CEO Richard R.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 3rd, 2018

Hurricane Harvey: One year later

Nearly one year after Hurricane Harvey made landfall, the Houston Business Journal is taking a look back at the historic storm. Harris County residents will have the chance to vote Aug. 25 — one year after Harvey made landfall — on "Propositi.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 21st, 2018

Early results in: Harris County voters overwhelmingly approve $2.5B flood-mitigation bond proposition

Harris County voters overwhelmingly approved the $2.5 billion bond proposition to fund flood-mitigation projects, according to early results the Harris County Clerk's Office released at 7 p.m. Aug. 25, the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey makin.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 25th, 2018

How South Texas College of Law"s legal clinics help improve the quality of life in Houston

When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston in August 2017, it left many people stranded from their pets. Multiple organizations came to the rescue with money, pet food, blankets and offers to shelter animals. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris Coun.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 15th, 2018

Slow-Moving Barry Threatens Louisiana Ports, Refineries, LNG Facilities

Authored by Janet McGurty at Platts Tropical Storm Barry is expected to make landfall over the central Louisiana Coast Saturday, bringing the potential for extreme flooding, National Hurricane Center information showed Friday. The NHC forecas.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJul 12th, 2019

What A Fleet Or Driver Should Expect Running FEMA Loads

This article was originally published on freightwaves.com in 2017 in reaction to Hurricane Harvey. FreightWaves continues to receive questions regarding relief loads, so we are republishing it to help answer some of those questions. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaJul 12th, 2019

Census Bureau hiring: 5,000 jobs are available in Harris County

This story is courtesy of our partners at KHOU 11. Click here for the original story and video from KHOU. HOUSTON — The 2020 Census could bump Houston up from the fourth- to the third-largest city in the country. The results of the census impac.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 7th, 2019

Gov. Abbott avoids plumbing crisis, extends state board

Gov. Greg Abbott cited Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts as his rationale for signing an executive order on June 13 that extended the State Board of Plumbing Examiners until May 31, 2021......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 16th, 2019

Houston real estate investor buys downtown hotel site

Houston-based Woodbranch Investment Corp. — the company behind one of downtown Houston's tallest residential towers — has purchased the site of the Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites dual-branded hotel property downtown. According to Harris County A.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 9th, 2019

Recovery continues in Texas town nearly 2 years after Harvey

Federal officials say most retailers in a South Texas town decimated by Hurricane Harvey have reopened as tourism authorities seek to woo visitors back......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJun 4th, 2019

Health department fines U.S. Steel again

The Allegheny County Health Department fined United States Steel Corp. (NYSE: X) $337,670 for continued dangerous emissions at its Clairton Coke Works facility for the first quarter .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 13th, 2019

Federal court trial begins between west Houston property owners, government over Harvey flooding

Homeowners and businesses in west Houston allege that the federal government deprived them of private property when the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs were flooded during Hurricane Harvey. The parties are now headed to court. On May 6, a trial surroun.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 6th, 2019

With County budget, Mayor Harris eyes robot workers of the future — and how to protect local interests

In his $1.3 billion proposed operating budget, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris would like to invest $1.25 million in technology startups that, if successful, could potentially replace some of the thousands of jobs Shelby County could lose to automation. .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 29th, 2019

New York’s energy infrastructure threatens long-term growth

The natural gas moratorium recently imposed in Westchester County has generated a great deal of concern because it will slow the development pipeline and harm the local economy. B.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyApr 10th, 2019

Workers, Harris County sue Crosby co. over chemical fire

A series of lawsuits have been filed against KMCO LLC in the week since a chemical fire broke out at the company’s facility near Houston. The fire at 16503 Ramsey Road in Crosby broke out the morning of April 2 and was extinguished around 4:20 p.m. .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 8th, 2019

Texas Senate OKs $3B in Hurricane Harvey spending from rainy day fund

In total, the Senate approved some $6 billion to cover unexpected costs paid by state agencies since the legislature last met......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 14th, 2019

How these hurricane-ravaged states have avoided a housing disaster -- so far

After Hurricane Harvey soaked Houston with 51 inches of rain last August, Amir Befroui, a foreclosure defense specialist at Lone Star Legal Aid, started planning for a very busy spring......»»

Category: topSource: cnnApr 22nd, 2018

Houston’s home sales dip in March for first time since Hurricane Harvey

Houston’s housing market saw a year-over-year decrease in single-family home sales and total property sales in March — the first such decline since Hurricane Harvey disrupted sales in August.  Inventory is still lower than it was last year, .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 11th, 2018

EPA to clean up toxic site damaged by Hurricane Harvey

Federal environmental regulators have reached a long-awaited agreement with the owners of a polluted toxic waste site in Texas that was damaged during Hurricane Harvey, releasing dangerous chemicals into a river......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsApr 10th, 2018