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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

Op-ed: Special judges could be the needed relief for Houston"s civil trial backlog

Harris County’s court system is swamped. Although the floodwaters unleashed by Hurricane Harvey have long receded, the damage to the Criminal Justice Center forced the felony trial courts to move in the Harris County Civil Courthouse — which w.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 29th, 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

Hurricane Dorian left mark on Orange County resort tax collections

Hurricane Dorian's impact on Orlando business appears to have been even bigger than expected. Orange County's tourist development tax, a primary funding source for many of the region's tourism-related projects and marketing efforts, took a hit when t.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 6th, 2019

New economic development director named in Clark County

Clark County has a new economic development leader. The Board of Clark County Commissioners recently promoted Ethan Harris to service as director of the Clark County Community and Economic Development department. Harris replaces former director Tom .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 18th, 2019

Colorado tightens drilling scrutiny after study predicts new health dangers from oil well emissions

State health officials raise concerns about benzene. Here's why the oil industry is worried......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 17th, 2019

Photos and videos show Imelda battering Texas with torrential rain and flash floods reminiscent of Hurricane Harvey

Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP Remnants of Tropical Storm.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 20th, 2019

Conn"s reports Same store sales up 0.4% in non-Hurricane Harvey markets

See the rest of the story here. Theflyonthewall.com provides the latest financial news as it breaks. Known as a leader in market intelligence, The Fl.....»»

Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallSep 3rd, 2019

Palm Beach County prepares as Hurricane Dorian lingers offshore

Many Palm Beach County residents sought shelter and prepared their properties for strong winds as Hurricane Dorian lingered offshore on Monday. The Category 4 storm, with winds of 155 miles per hour, was centered only 120 miles east of West Palm Beach.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 2nd, 2019

South Florida ports will close, rail service suspended ahead of Dorian

Port Everglades will close Sunday at 6 p.m. in preparation for Hurricane Dorian. The U.S. Coast Guard intends to set Port Condition ZULU, which means tropical storm force winds are expected to reach South Florida within 12 hours, the Broward County p.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 1st, 2019

Port Everglades, PortMiami to close ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Port Everglades will close Sunday at 6 p.m. in preparation for Hurricane Dorian. The U.S. Coast Guard intends to set Port Condition ZULU, which means tropical storm force winds are expected to reach South Florida within 12 hours, the Broward County.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 1st, 2019

How Hurricane Dorian Could Impact Ocean Shipping

As Hurricane Dorian barrels towards Florida's Atlantic coast and threatens to make landfall as an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm, a number of key consequences loom for ocean shipping. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaAug 30th, 2019

Market Extra: Hurricane Dorian puts around $800 million of Caribbean property debt in crosshairs

Caribbean islands get a pass from the brunt of storm, but Hurricane Dorian is gathering strength and threatens to reach Florida over the Labor Day weekend as a powerful Category 4 storm......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 29th, 2019

Harris Rosen inks deal to provide health care to school employees

Orlando hotelier and philanthropist Harris Rosen won the contract to provide care for the School District of Osceola County employees and their dependents with his health care program, RosenCare. Rosen's program will run the district's Center for.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 7th, 2019

Glarners seek court"s help in stopping subpoenas on disputed lease

Developers say county residents should be concerned about a government that threatens arrest 'because it doesn’t like the bargain it struck.'.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 31st, 2019

Texas AG files lawsuit against Valero over Port Arthur emissions

The attorney general of Texas has sued San Antonio-based Valero Energy Corp., seeking to penalize the company for five years of allegedly excessive emissions at its Port Arthur refinery along the Texas Gulf Coast near Beaumont. The office of Attorney G.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 23rd, 2019

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