EPA Sues Citgo Over Louisiana Oil Spill

Law360, New York (June 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Louisiana are suing Citgo Petroleum Corp. for penalties and costs incurred after about 53,000 barrels of slop oil spilled from the oil company's refinery into nearby bodies of water and shorelines in 2006.

The complaint, lodged on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court of Western Louisiana, asks the court to impose a fine of as much as $1,100 per barrel of oil, order Citgo to reimburse the state's cleanup costs, and penalize the company up to $32,500...
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