Oil Spill MDL Judge: Anadarko Should Pay $159.5M For Clean Water Act Violations

Mealey's (December 1, 2015, 11:28 AM EST) -- NEW ORLEANS — The federal judge in Louisiana overseeing litigation stemming from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico following the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in April 2010 on Nov. 30 found that Anadarko Petroleum Corp., a 25 percent owner of the Macondo well, should pay $159.5 million in civil penalties for violating the Clean Water Act (CWA), explaining that the company’s lack of culpability weighed in favor of a reduced penalty (In re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon”...
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