Violations of environmental law

This photo provided by Michael Sechler shows a stranded manatee in Manatee County, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The mammal was stranded after waters receded from the Florida bay as Hurricane Irma approached. (Michael Sechler via AP)
September 10, 2017 - 9:05 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local): 9:05 p.m. The county administrator in the Florida Keys says crews will begin house to house searches Monday morning, looking for people who need help and assessing damage from Hurricane Irma. Monroe County Administrator...
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Evacuees fill Germain Arena, which is being used as a fallout shelter, in advance of Hurricane Irma, in Estero, Fla., Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)
September 10, 2017 - 7:51 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Hurricane Irma set all sorts of records for brute strength before crashing into Florida, flattening islands in the Caribbean and swamping the Florida Keys. It finally hit the mainland as a big wide beast, but not...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017 photo, the Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Jobs and Economy meets about the incentive deal for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group, at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis. The Legislature may change state law to expedite court appeals involving the proposed plant to be built by Foxconn. The budget-writing committee was to vote on a proposal Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, that would require the state Supreme Court to hear any appeals of circuit court rulings involving Foxconn. (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP File)
September 05, 2017 - 8:11 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group could appeal lawsuits directly to the conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court, skipping the state appeals court, under changes to a $3 billion incentive package the Legislature's budget-writing committee approved Tuesday. The unprecedented...
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Chris McCarty and Mike Taylor help carry Quintin Sanders, who has cerebral palsy, off a rescue boat in the north end of Beaumont, Texas on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. McCarty came from Lufkin, Texas to help rescue people from flooding due to Tropical Storm Harvey. (Ryan Pelham/The Beaumont Enterprise via AP)
September 01, 2017 - 8:27 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Harvey (all times local): 7:25 p.m. Oil companies have reported two more spills in Texas caused by Harvey's floodwaters, including one estimated at up to 1,500 barrels. The Texas Railroad Commission said Friday that Denbury Onshore LLC had notified...
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Chris McCarty and Mike Taylor help carry Quintin Sanders, who has cerebral palsy, off a rescue boat in the north end of Beaumont, Texas on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. McCarty came from Lufkin, Texas to help rescue people from flooding due to Tropical Storm Harvey. (Ryan Pelham/The Beaumont Enterprise via AP)
September 01, 2017 - 6:46 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Harvey (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Fire officials say they're aware of one trailer containing unstable compounds that's on fire at a Houston-area chemical plant that lost power after Harvey. Rachel Moreno, a spokeswoman for the Harris County Fire...
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Chris McCarty and Mike Taylor help carry Quintin Sanders, who has cerebral palsy, off a rescue boat in the north end of Beaumont, Texas on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. McCarty came from Lufkin, Texas to help rescue people from flooding due to Tropical Storm Harvey. (Ryan Pelham/The Beaumont Enterprise via AP)
September 01, 2017 - 6:38 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Harvey (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Another fire has broken out at Houston-area chemical plant that lost power after Harvey, sending black smoke into the air. Aerial video shows a towering fire and smoke coming from the Arkema plant in Crosby on...
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Chris McCarty and Mike Taylor help carry Quintin Sanders, who has cerebral palsy, off a rescue boat in the north end of Beaumont, Texas on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. McCarty came from Lufkin, Texas to help rescue people from flooding due to Tropical Storm Harvey. (Ryan Pelham/The Beaumont Enterprise via AP)
September 01, 2017 - 5:35 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Harvey (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Houston-area officials say it could take about three months for two reservoirs swamped by Harvey to drain. The Harris County Flood Control District said Friday that water must continue to be released from the...
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CORRECTS BYLINE - Robert Spooner, a U.S. Customs and Border patrol officer, center, and other volunteers work to prepare boats to help people in the aftermath of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug.30, 2017 in Houston. Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area, but many thousands of homes in and around the nation's fourth-largest city were still swamped and could stay that way for days or longer. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 30, 2017 - 9:15 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Harvey (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Houston officials say they are working to resume various city operations now that the flood waters from Tropical Depression Harvey have begun to recede. Bus service and the city's light rail system are set to...
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CORRECTS BYLINE - Robert Spooner, a U.S. Customs and Border patrol officer, center, and other volunteers work to prepare boats to help people in the aftermath of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug.30, 2017 in Houston. Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area, but many thousands of homes in and around the nation's fourth-largest city were still swamped and could stay that way for days or longer. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 30, 2017 - 8:29 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Harvey (all times local): 7:25 p.m. A top county official says Tropical Depression Harvey has taken two lives in Orange, Texas. Orange County Judge Stephen Carlton would only say the two died Monday night in the city of Orange and that the deaths...
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CORRECTS BYLINE - Robert Spooner, a U.S. Customs and Border patrol officer, center, and other volunteers work to prepare boats to help people in the aftermath of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug.30, 2017 in Houston. Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area, but many thousands of homes in and around the nation's fourth-largest city were still swamped and could stay that way for days or longer. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 30, 2017 - 7:18 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 6:10 p.m. In Houston's flooded Meyerland district, hundreds of families have been emptying their homes of sodden possessions under a baking sun as temperatures crawled up into the 90s. On Wednesday, they piled couches, soggy...
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