Puget Energy Faces Penalties From 2006 Spill

Law360, New York (March 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking undisclosed civil penalties from Puget Energy Inc. stemming from a 2006 diesel spill, the company said Friday.

The DOJ has issued a letter seeking penalties from the company's core business, Puget Sound Energy, under the Clean Water Act on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as well as natural resource damages claims relating to the spill. The company detailed the developments in a filing Friday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The DOJ has offered to discuss...
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