On October 12, 2016, KTX Limited, KTX Properties Inc., Crosby LP and Ramsey Properties LP pled guilty to criminal violations of the Clean Air Act at two oil and gas processing facilities in Texas.  The four companies agreed to pay a total of $3.5 million, including $3.3 million in criminal fines and a $200,000 community service payment to the Southern Environmental Enforcement Network.  The information charged KTX Limited and KTX Properties, Inc. with negligently releasing hazardous air pollutants after a tank explosion at their chemical and petroleum processing facility.  According to the plea agreement, KTX Limited and KTX Properties, Inc. falsified a permit for workers to perform welding or “hot work,” and did not properly follow Occupational Safety and Health Act regulations.  One worker was killed and two other workers were injured in connection with the explosion.  The information also charged Crosby LP and Ramsey Properties LP with failing to monitor leaks of ground-level smog that produced air pollutants at their chemical processing facility in Texas.  According to the plea agreement, Crosby LP and Ramsey Properties LP also falsified records and reports for permit requirements to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. DOJ Press Release