Ark. AG Wants $4M From Exxon To Fund Oil Spill Probe

Law360, New York (April 12, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT) -- Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Wednesday said he had asked Exxon Mobil Corp. to cough up $4 million to pay for the state’s investigation of a recent crude oil spill from Exxon’s Pegasus pipeline, arguing the request was fair given Exxon’s responsibility for the spill.

According to McDaniel, there was precedent for asking Exxon to pay for the investigation into the March 29 pipeline rupture, with similar requests made to BP PLC by several states for their investigations following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and...
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