Chevron Pays Utah $1.8M To Exit Coverage Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (December 13, 2012, 9:05 PM EST) -- Chevron Corp. shelled out $1.8 million to Utah on Thursday to settle allegations that it unlawfully accepted money from a state fund to pay for cleanup costs stemming from leaking storage tanks despite already having its own environmental pollution insurance.

The settlement is the first to be reached between Utah and oil companies it accuses of illegally drawing payments from the Petroleum Storage Tank Fund — a fund used to pay for cleaning up oil released from underground storage tanks at gas stations that participate in...
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