Taylor Tries To Dodge $43M Bill For Oil Spill Cleanup Costs

Law360 (July 20, 2020, 6:37 PM EDT) -- Taylor Energy Co. LLC said the U.S. Coast Guard has no right to demand $43 million from the company to cover costs related to cleaning up an undersea oil spill, which began in 2004 and has not been contained.

The company on Friday said that under the Oil Pollution Act, the Coast Guard is supposed to — but didn't — present costs to a "responsible party," in this case Taylor, before submitting the costs to the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for payment. The costs have already been paid from the OSLTF, and the Coast Guard is seeking repayment.

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