Enbridge will also pay an extra $5 million to allow federal agencies to recover their costs associated with responding to the Marshall spill. Read more
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Coast Guard issued a joint order under the Clean Water Act to ensure that Plains All American Pipeline LP (Plains) continued its cleanup ef... Read more
BP has filed a series of appeals challenging Judge Carl Barbier’s determinations on the company’s liability. Previously, the company appealed Judge Barbier’s Phase One order finding BP gross... Read more
The United States has argued that per-barrel CWA fines range between $1,100 and $4,300 per barrel spilled depending on the culpability of the actor and the seriousness of the event. With Jud... Read more
The United States is preparing its Clean Water Act (CWA) case against BP and others that owned the Macondo Project. The case is set to begin January 20, 2015, and will be the most significan... Read more
ExxonMobil has agreed to pay a $1.4 million civil penalty for violating the Clean Water Act in a 2012 crude oil spill near Torbert, La. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Envi... Read more
For months, residents throughout the Gulf Coast have been waiting to see whether justice would prevail for BP’s horrific actions leading to one of the worst environmental disasters in human... Read more
On August 13, the U.S. Treasury Department finally released rules that will allow Gulf Coast states affected by the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill to use funds from the Resources and Ec... Read more
It now appears that the lawsuit against ExxonMobil Corp., which seeks millions in civil fines and cleanup costs, will be tried in June of next year. The suit, filed in an Arkansas federal co... Read more
On September 30, the second phase of the of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Limitation of Liability trial was set to begin against BP and its contractors. Hopefully, it did without interrupt... Read more
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