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Anadarko To Pay $9M Over Wyo. Oil Spill

Law360 (May 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Anadarko Petroleum Co. and two related oil production companies have agreed to pay a $1 million fine and spend $8 million on upgrading spill prevention and response plans to resolve charges stemming from an oil spill in Wyoming, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday.

The settlement, outlined in a consent decree filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming, puts to rest claims by the EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice that Anadarko, Howell Corp. and Howell Petroleum Corp. committed multiple...
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