Pine Tree ISD fined for 2011 storage tank violations at bus barn

LONGVIEW/GREGG COUNTY (KYTX) - The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in Austin punishes Pine Tree I.S.D. with an $18,500 fine.

The penalty was for violations found at the district's bus barn in west Longview in August 2011.

Investigators say the bus barn operated gas storage tanks without the proper certification.

The district reached a settlement with the TCEQ -- in which it will spend nearly $15,000 of the fine on an erosion project within Pine Tree's school district.

To read more about the violations, click here.

KYTX CBS 19 left phone and Internet messages with Pine Tree ISD officials but has yet to get a response for this story.


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