The Texas Supreme Court on Friday declined to revisit its decision that Noble Energy Inc. has to indemnify ConocoPhillips in connection with the $63 million in environmental cleanup costs despite arguments that Noble’s predecessor wasn’t properly told about the indemnity agreement.
Cancer causing dioxins leached from a Superfund site along a Texas river during Hurricane Harvey flood, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said, triggered calls for the toxic wastes to be permanently moved.
The EPA confirmed the fears of citizens that Hurricane Harvey flooding spawned a leak in one of the most dangerous and vulnerable of Houston’s Superfund sites — the San Jacinto Waster Pits.
Volkswagen faces billions of dollars in fine in Texas for its admitted cheating on emissions tests, but the potential payday is being held up as the state Attorney General and county officials fight in court over which government agencies will get to claim a share of the proceeds from the German auto giant.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday held Noble Energy Inc. must indemnify ConocoPhillips for $63 million in environmental cleanup costs under an indemnity agreement that wasn’t disclosed when Noble’s predecessor bought oil and gas assets during a Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Richard Mithoff was lead attorney for ConocoPhillips
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