United States, Enbridge Reach $177 Million Settlement After 2010 Oil Spills in Michigan and Illinois

Settlement requires action to prevent future spills
CHICAGO--(ENEWSPF)--July 20, 2016 –U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice today announced a settlement with Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership and several related Enbridge companies to resolve claims stemming from its 2010 oil spills in Marshall, Mich. and Romeoville, Ill. Enbridge has agreed to spend at least $110 million on a series of measures to prevent spills and improve operations across nearly 2,000 miles of its pipeline system in the Great Lakes region. Enbridge will also pay civil penalties totaling $62 million for Clean Water Act violations -- $61 . . .

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