Exxon Says US Can't Claim $92M Over 1989 Oil Spill

Law360, New York (August 9, 2011, 10:26 PM EDT) -- Exxon Mobil Corp. asked an Alaska federal judge on Tuesday to enforce a consent decree releasing it from any obligations toward the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup, after the government demanded an additional $92 million related to the environmental disaster.

The federal government sought the payment from Exxon in August 2006 in order to implement a plan that included locating remaining oil, testing bioremediation technologies and evaluating potential remediation alternatives, among other efforts.

But Exxon, which paid $900 million to settle natural resource damages claims...
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