Watchdog Says EPA Skimped On Abandoned Well Cleanups

Law360, New York (September 6, 2013, 2:08 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog has found that limited financial resources following a massive Enbridge Inc. oil spill in the summer of 2010 prevented the agency from addressing other leaks from abandoned oil well sites, according to a report released Friday.

EPA regional officials told the Office of Inspector General that they had to delay planned removal activities from leaking oil well sites because of insufficient and incremental funding. Although the Coast Guard approved the regional cleanup actions, the officials said they failed to...
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