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United States v. Texas Pipe Line Co.

ELR Citation: ELR 20184
Nos. No. 78-1398, 611 F.2d 345/14 ERC 1120/(10th Cir., 12/21/1979)

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals affirms the assessment against appellant under §311 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of a $2,500 civil penalty for the discharge of 600 gallons of oil into a small creek. That the creek into which the oil was discharged was not capable of supporting navigation is not a defense to the penalty....

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