A judge has dropped another charge against another Arkema official accused of recklessness in allowing a toxic chemical emission from the Crosby plant that flooded during Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

Judge Belinda Hill issued a directed verdict that ended the state’s case against Arkema CEO Richard Rowe. Judge Hill said she found no evidence Rowe made any decision to lead to a conviction according to the state’s indictment. A directed verdict happens after prosecutors present their evidence, and the defense successfully argues the state did not prove its case. 

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