Citgo Onshore Oil Spill Could Cost It $2B In Penalties

Law360, New York (June 16, 2010, 8:09 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is looking to collect what could add up to $2.2 billion in civil penalties in a Clean Water Act suit against Citgo Petroleum Corp. for a leak at a Louisiana refinery that the EPA says was one of the largest onshore spills in the country's history.

The government filed its second motion for partial summary judgment Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, asking that the definition of “oil” in the Clean Water Act include not...
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