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In re Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon"

ELR Citation: ELR 20227
Nos. MDL 2179, (E.D. La., 11/30/2015) (Barbier, J.)

A district court held a petroleum company liable for $159.5 million in civil penalties under the CWA in connection with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. The court applied each of the CWA’s eight civil penalty factors in reaching its conclusion, with "seriousness" and "culpability" being the most significant....

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