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United States v. Mobil Oil Corp.

Citation: 2 ELR 20456
No. No. 71-3558, 464 F.2d 1124/4 ERC 1405/(5th Cir., 07/26/1972)

In prosecution of offenses defined by the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, government may not rely solely upon information about oil spills obtained from mandatory disclosures required by the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) since statutory immunity accompanies such disclosures. Statutory immunity extends to any criminal prosecution....

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