Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Colonial Pipeline Company
Current Parent Company: 
Colonial Pipeline
Penalty: 
$64,000,000
Year: 
2003
Date: 
April 1, 2003
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement with Colonial Pipeline Company, resolving charges that the company violated the Clean Water Act on seven occasions by spilling 1.45 million gallons of oil from its 5,500 mile pipeline in five states. Under the consent decree, Colonial agreed to upgrade environmental protection on the pipeline at an estimated cost of at least $30 million and pay $34 million civil penalty.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Environment and Natural Resources Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Georgia
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
oil and gas
Specific Industry of Parent: 
oil & gas
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Parent company note: 
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