In national news:

Twenty-eight plant workers have filed suit against Valero, saying they were injured in the April 19th explosion that rocked the company’s Texas City refinery. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Harris County district court, accuses Valero of gross negligence in the incident. It says the company knew a piping system was insufficient for the chemicals it carried and that “corners were being cut and inspections and repairs were not being done as required, but failed to take measures to remedy the situation.”

Read more from the Houston Chronicle here.

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