Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership
Parent Company: 
Enbridge
Penalty: 
$177,400,000
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement with Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership and several related Enbridge companies to resolve claims stemming from its 2010 oil spills in Marshall, Michigan, and Romeoville, Illinois. Enbridge 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 also agreed to pay civil penalties totaling $62 million for Clean Water Act violations. In addition, the settlement resolved Enbridge's liability under the Oil Pollution Act, based on the company's commitment to pay over $5.4 million in unreimbursed costs incurred by the government in connection with cleanup of the Marshall spill, as well as all future removal costs incurred by the government in connection with that spill.

Year: 
2016
Date: 
20-Jul-16
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Texas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
pipelines
Source Notes: 
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