Watchdog Says EPA Skimped On Abandoned Well Cleanups

Law360, New York (September 6, 2013, 2:08 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog has found that limited financial resources following a massive Enbridge Inc. oil spill in the summer of 2010 prevented the agency from addressing other leaks from abandoned oil well sites, according to a report released Friday.

EPA regional officials told the Office of Inspector General that they had to delay planned removal activities from leaking oil well sites because of insufficient and incremental funding. Although the Coast Guard approved the regional cleanup actions, the officials said they failed to...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.