"Texas Sheriff Wants Criminal Charges Filed in Fracking Pollution Case"

"A Texas waste hauling company that is already facing civil charges for a March accident that spread toxic drilling waste along a rural road could also be facing criminal charges.

Karnes County Sheriff Dwayne Villanueva said he will ask county prosecutors to file a criminal complaint against On Point Services LLC after the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the Texas Railroad Commission close their civil cases against the company.  

'We are prepared to ask the district attorney's office to review the case for action,' Villanueva said. 'There are two different levels of enforcement here: the civil by the state and the criminal by the county.'"

David Hasemyer reports for InsideClimate News July 9, 2014.

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