Motiva Pays $2.3M, Avoids Contempt Trial

Law360, New York (October 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Oil refining company Motiva Enterprises LLC on Thursday agreed to pay $2.25 million to settle charges that it violated water pollution limits in the Delaware River, thus ending a lawsuit that was first filed nearly 20 years ago.

Under the settlement, Motiva and Texaco, the former operator of the refinery in question, will give the Delaware State Parks system $1.1 million for reforestation planting, invasive species control and the installation of a camera and video display terminals at a heron rookery.

It will also provide Main...
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