Pacific Pipeline To Pay $1.3M Over Calif. Oil Spill

Law360, New York (January 21, 2010, 3:10 PM EST) -- Pacific Pipeline Systems LLC will pay a $1.3 million penalty to settle a U.S. government lawsuit accusing the company of spilling more than 3,300 barrels of crude oil into California's Pyramid Lake and other waters near Los Angeles after a March 2005 landslide caused a rupture.

The consent decree, filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, is designed to put an end to the Clean Water Act lawsuit against the Long Beach, Calif.-based company, though a 30-day period of public...
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