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United States v. Dixie Carriers, Inc.

ELR Citation: ELR 20935
Nos. No. 79-3043, 627 F.2d 736/15 ERC 1017/(5th Cir., 10/10/1980) Aff'd

The court rules that the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) provides the exclusive remedy for the recovery of oil spill cleanup costs. Following a spill from appellee's barge, it conducted cleanup efforts only until its expenditures reached its maximum liability under §311 of the FWPCA....

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