US Sues CVR Unit For $2M In Oil Spill Cleanup Costs

Law360, Chicago (September 23, 2011, 7:24 PM EDT) -- The federal government sued a CVR Energy Inc. affiliate in Kansas on Friday, alleging the company violated environmental laws when it discharged thousands of barrels of oil into a river during a 2007 rainstorm and owes $1.8 million for cleanup costs.

Suing on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Coast Guard, the government claims Coffeyville Resources Refining & Marketing LLC violated the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Oil Pollution Act of 1990 by releasing oil from the refinery it owns...
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