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  • Court reaffirms BP is liable in Gulf oil spill

    November 6, 2014 11:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court panel has re-affirmed its ruling that BP is liable for federal Clean Water Act damages stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments that there were errors in its... more »
  • ExxonMobil to pay civil penalty for 2012 oil spill

    August 27, 2014 9:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - ExxonMobil Pipeline Company has agreed to pay a $1.4 million civil penalty for an alleged violation of the Clean Water Act stemming from a 2012 crude oil spill from its "North Line" pipeline near Torbert in Pointe Coupee Parish. The U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental... more »
  • Court: BP must pay Clean Water Act fines for spill

    June 4, 2014 5:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court says BP PLC and a minority partner in the blown-out Macondo well cannot avoid Clean Water Act fines for the 2010 oil spill by blaming another company's failed equipment. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday in an appeal by BP... more »
  • Ex-sheriff pleads guilty to Clean Water violation

    September 23, 2010 5:32 AM

    Former Iberia Parish sheriff Sidney Hebert has pleaded guilty to violating the Clean Water Act by negligently operating a water treatment facility. Hebert was part-owner and president of Environmental Compliance Solutions LLC when state regulators inspected a company facility in 2009 and found wastewater bypassing the filtration system and flowing... more »
  • LEAN lawsuit moving forward

    March 30, 2010 10:50 AM

    The Louisiana Environmental Action Network plans to go ahead with a lawsuit against East Baton Rouge Parish over waste water violations. That's despite the Environmental Protection Agency telling they group they cannot sue. The city is currently under a consent decree agreement with EPA to fix its waste... more »
  • Federal judge rules against CITGO in spill

    March 9, 2010 6:53 AM

    A federal judge has shot down efforts by CITGO Petroleum to limit the fines and special conditions it could face in a federal Clean Water Act lawsuit over a June 2006 oil spill at the company's Lake Charles refinery. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard Haik comes in a... more »

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