Judge Refuses To Alter $81M Penalty Against Citgo Over Spill

Mealey's (March 22, 2016, 12:00 PM EDT) -- LAKE CHARLES, La. — A federal judge in Louisiana on March 18 denied Citgo Petroleum Corp.’s motion to alter a judgment requiring the company to pay an $81 million civil penalty under the Clean Water Act (CWA) for being grossly negligent in the events leading up to a 2006 oil spill at its Lake Charles facility, holding that the judge who entered the order did not commit any manifest errors of law (United States of America v. Citgo Petroleum Corp., No. 08-893, W.D. La.).

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