Exxon To Fork Over $1.6M For Mont. Oil Pipeline Spill

Law360, New York (January 19, 2012, 8:14 PM EST) -- Exxon Mobil Corp. reportedly agreed Thursday to pay Montana $1.6 million in penalties for pollution stemming from a pipeline leak that sent more than 60,000 gallons of oil into the state’s Yellowstone River last summer.

After more than three months of talks with Montana’s environmental regulator, the oil giant agreed to pay the state $300,000 and shell out $1.3 million for environmental projects, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

Exxon’s 69-mile Silvertip pipeline ruptured July 1, discharging crude oil into the Yellowstone River. The company had estimated...
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