Violations of environmental law

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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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 - 5:09 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Authorities say a married couple who drove their pickup truck into Harvey's floodwaters has drowned after the current from a nearby creek swept them away. Fort Bend County Sheriff's Maj. Chad Norvell says the couple was...
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Water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 30, 2017 - 1:54 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 12:50 a.m. A second major shelter has opened in Houston following Harvey's landfall and it's welcoming the first of up to 10,000 evacuees. At least 10 buses pulled up to the NRG Center on the south side of the city just before...
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Water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 30, 2017 - 1:40 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Photos with pleas for help in finding the missing from Tropical Storm Harvey are being posted and retweeted by the thousands as desperate family members seek loved ones who they fear might be dead, but may only have a...
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Water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 30, 2017 - 12:38 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 11:15 p.m. The Rockport-Fulton Fighting Pirates won't take the field Friday for their season opener, but some of their players took to the field Tuesday to help clean it up. Winds from Harvey last week sheared the uprights from...
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Water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 29, 2017 - 7:58 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says he is imposing a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew in order to ensure public safety. Turner says at a news conference Tuesday that there is no reason for people to be on the streets during...
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Water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 29, 2017 - 6:44 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 5:30 p.m. For the drenched Houston region, an end to the rain and a sunny day are almost in sight. But that's only because meteorologists forecast Harvey to come inland Wednesday, then slog through Louisiana and take its...
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Water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 29, 2017 - 4:27 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 3:20 p.m. An official says that a levee protecting a subdivision of homes in a county south of Houston has been fortified after being breached but warns the threat is far from over. Brazoria County spokeswoman Sharon Trower said...
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Highways around downtown Houston are empty as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey overflow from the bayous around the city Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 29, 2017 - 3:12 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 2:05 p.m. NAACP interim President Derrick Johnson says his organization will carefully monitor government assistance in Houston and other areas to ensure minority neighborhoods get adequate resources following Harvey's...
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Lupe Tijerina, left, and Andy Guerra, center, and Felix Tijerina, right, work to salvage items from their family home that was destroyed in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Rockport, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
August 29, 2017 - 2:11 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The University of Tampa has fired a visiting assistant professor who suggested in a tweet that Harvey's destruction is "instant karma" for Texas because it voted Republican. Sociology professor Kenneth L. Storey posted...
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