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Decision on Motion for Retrial in Pelican Island Case Expected This Week

A Texas judge yesterday heard arguments in a motion to retry a Galveston resident’s challenge to BP’s lease agreement with the Galveston, Texas, Wharves Board of Trustees. Plaintiff Nancy Saint-Paul argued that the entire lease agreement for BP’s propose
June 13, 2006

A Texas judge yesterday heard arguments in a motion to retry a Galveston resident’s challenge to BP’s lease agreement with the Galveston, Texas, Wharves Board of Trustees. Plaintiff Nancy Saint-Paul argued that the entire lease agreement for BP’s proposed Pelican Island terminal is “irreparably tainted,” and that Judge John Ellisor should reconsider the portion of his ruling that upheld a lease ratified at the second of two public meetings. Ellisor’s ruling invalidated an agreement ratified at the first meeting because of inadequate public notice. A decision on the motion is expected by the end of the week, according to today’s Galveston Daily News. [Free registration necessary]

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