Ill. AG Slams Petco Petroleum As State's Worst Oil Polluter

Law360, New York (June 27, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced Thursday that the state was suing Petco Petroleum Corp. on 61 counts related to water pollution violations, and blasted the company as the state’s worst pollution offender in the oil production field.

Madigan’s complaint, filed with the Illinois Pollution Control Board, accuses Petco of neglecting its wells and drilling equipment and failing to make necessary upgrades to prevent contamination of groundwater and waterways from oil and salt water brine spills at its Fayette County facility.

“Petco Petroleum’s record demonstrates that...
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