"ExxonMobil To Pay $1.4 Million After 2012 Crude Pipeline Spill"

"ExxonMobil Corp. has agreed to pay $1.4 million to settle federal claims arising from a 2012 crude oil pipeline spill in Louisiana.

A pipe in ExxonMobil’s North Line ruptured in April 2012 near Torbert, about 20 miles west of Baton Rouge, La., the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice said Tuesday. The pipeline belongs to ExxonMobil Pipeline Co., a subsidiary of the oil giant.

Federal officials said some oil entered waterways as a result of the 2,800-barrel spill, violating federal water pollution rules."

Timothy Cama reports for The Hill August 26, 2014.

Thursday, August 28, 2014