Citgo Liable For CWA Violations In La. Oil Spill: Judge

Law360, New York (March 9, 2010, 3:10 PM EST) -- A federal judge has determined that Citgo Petroleum Corp. should be on the hook for Clean Water Act violations resulting from a June 2006 spill that released 2.2 million gallons of oil into Louisiana waterways.

Judge Richard T. Haik Sr. of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana on Thursday granted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's April 23 motion for partial summary judgment, striking down Citgo's affirmative defenses in determining that the EPA's claims under sections 311(b) and 301(a) of the CWA are...
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