Enbridge Settles US Suit Over Minn. Pipeline Discharges

Law360, New York (August 01, 2013, 7:21 PM ET) -- Enbridge Inc. agreed to pay nearly a half million dollars to the U.S. government under a settlement entered in federal court on Tuesday, shutting down accusations that discharges from its pipeline testing operations in Minnesota polluted lakes and eroded hillsides, in violation of the Clean Water Act.

Two U.S. subsidiaries of the Canadian pipeline transport giant will fork over a $425,000 civil penalty to satisfy claims from the U.S. Department of Justice that two parallel pipelines running from Alberta, Canada, breached the terms of their state-issued...
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