Suncor Energy Coughs Up $2M To Settle Oil Spill Case

By Igor Kossov (February 27, 2014, 4:30 PM EST) -- Suncor Energy Inc. has agreed to pay about $1.8 million to settle the U.S. government's suit over a leaking oil pipe that allegedly poisoned wildlife outside a refinery near Commerce City, Colo., according to a consent order released Wednesday.

The U.S. Department of the Interior brought the suit through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the State of Colorado's environmental and health departments. According to court documents, Suncor has done some cleanup on the spill already, after it was discovered in November 2011. The $1.8 million Suncor agreed to pay includes $123,000 it had already paid in July.

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