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Pipeline Break Spills 45,000 Gallons of Diesel in Wyoming

A diesel pipeline in Wyoming owned by a company that’s being sued by federal prosecutors over previous spills in two other states cracked open and released more than 45,000 gallons of fuel, state regulators and a company representative disclosed. Cleanup …

Dredging Company Paying $1M for Restoration in Louisiana Oil Spill

A Houston dredging company has been ordered to pay a $1 million fine for an oil spill that occurred when a subcontractor cut through an oil pipeline during barrier island restoration work off Louisiana in 2016. Great Lakes Dredge & …

$230M Settlement Reached in 2015 California Oil Spill

The owner of an oil pipeline that spewed thousands of barrels of crude oil onto Southern California beaches in 2015 has agreed to pay $230 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by fishermen and property owners, court documents show. …

12,000 Gallons of Petroleum Products Spilled in Oregon Fire

Environmental cleanup is underway following a fire at a gas station in Medford, Oregon. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality said that over 12,000 gallons of various petroleum products, mostly lube oil, were released into nearby Bear Creek and surrounding …

Groups Sue for Records in Montana Mine Pollution Case

Conservation groups are suing Gov. Greg Gianforte’s administration to obtain records related to its decision to drop legal claims against a mining executive over decades of pollution from several mines. The groups, Earthworks and Montana Environmental Information Center, filed the …

Toxic Cables to be Removed from Lake Tahoe Under Settlement with AT&T’s Pac Bell

AT&T’s Pac Bell subsidiary has settled a lawsuit conservationists filed under a U.S. law more typically cited in Superfund cases, agreeing to spend up to $1.5 million to remove 8 miles of toxic telephone cables that were abandoned on the …

Legal Fights over California Oil Spill Likely to Last Years

It took little more than 48 hours from the moment a major oil spill was discovered off Southern California until the first lawsuit was filed against the Houston company that owns and operates the ruptured pipeline. Finding the cause, who …

Popular California Beach City Reopens After Massive Oil Spill

A Southern California beach that was closed more than a week ago because of a leak of crude oil from an undersea pipeline reopened on Monday, far sooner than many expected, City and state beaches in Huntington Beach reopened after …

California Spill Not the Environmental Disaster First Feared

After a crude oil sheen was detected on the waters off the Southern California coast, environmentalists feared the worst: A massive spill that would wreck the ecosystem. A week later, the region and its signature beaches appear to have been …

Company in Indiana Ordered by Judge to Uphold Insurance Polices

A public television station has won a court battle over insurance policies that could pay for cleaning up contamination at the site of a shuttered Evansville dry-cleaning business. Judge Richard D’Amour ordered Red Ink Management LLC on Wednesday to maintain …