Feds Sue Barge Operator Over New England Oil Spill

Law360, New York (October 19, 2017, 7:57 PM EDT) -- The operator of a tank barge that ran aground nearly 15 years ago and spilled thousands of gallons of oil off the New England coast was sued Thursday by the federal government for pollution damages.

Filed on behalf of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the lawsuit alleges that defendant Tug Evening Tide Corp. had been towing defendant and parent company Bouchard Transportation Co. Inc.’s tank barge on April 27, 2003, when it hit a shoal and cracked, releasing considerable amounts of fuel oil into Buzzards Bay.

The spill affected 100 miles of beach...

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