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May 29, 2019

Federal judge sends Plaquemines oil and gas damage suit back to state court

Source: https://www.nola.com, May 28, 2019 By: Mark Schleifstein A lawsuit charging six oil and gas firms with damaging wetlands and land within the Potash Oil & Gas Field in Plaquemines Parish in violation of Louisiana’s coastal zone management laws should be heard in state 25th Judicial District Court in Plaquemines, a federal judge ruled Tuesday (May 28). […]

April 16, 2018

New York Court Affirms Gas Company on the Hook for Environmental Cleanup Costs

Source: https://www.insurancejournal.com. April 16, 2018 By: Elizabeth Blosfield The New York Court of Appeals has ruled that KeySpan Gas East Corporation is responsible for costs to clean up environmental contamination caused by manufactured gas plants owned by its predecessor during years when there was no pollution property damage liability insurance coverage available in the market. […]

March 29, 2018

New York Court Affirms Gas Company on the Hook for Environmental Cleanup Costs

Source: https://www.insurancejournal.com, March 29, 2018 By: Elizabeth Blosfield The New York Court of Appeals has ruled that KeySpan Gas East Corporation is responsible for costs to clean up environmental contamination caused by manufactured gas plants owned by its predecessor during years when there was no pollution property damage liability insurance coverage available in the market. […]

January 5, 2018

Mariner East 2 construction has resulted in dozens of spills, documents show

Source: https://stateimpact.npr.org, July 19, 2017 By: Susan Phillips Construction of Sunoco Pipeline’s $3 billion 350-mile long Mariner East 2 pipeline resulted in at least 61 drilling mud spills from April 25 through June 17, 2017, according to newly released documents. The spills have occurred in ten of the 12 counties along the route and range […]

January 5, 2018

Sunoco Working To Contain Spill Linked To Pipeline

Source: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com, July 18, 2017 By: Ian Bush A week after Sunoco agreed to address concerns that its pipeline construction was tainting well water in one Chester County community, two new problems have cropped up — this time, in part of Media, Delaware County. Its plastic barrier and hay bales, are no match for the deluge along […]

January 5, 2018

Pennsylvania Shuts Down Construction On Sunoco Gas Pipeline

Source: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com, January 3, 2018 By: Jim Melwert The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has ordered all construction work to be halted on the $2.5 billion natural gas pipeline that runs from western Pennsylvania to Delaware County’s Marcus Hook. A 24-page report from DEP cites numerous permit violations by Sunoco on the Mariner East 2 pipeline and […]

August 30, 2017

Lead-Based Paint Is a “Pollutant” within CGL Pollution Exclusion

Source: http://www.constructionrisk.com, August 2017 By: Kent Holland Where lead-based paint was ingested by a tenant’s child, the tenant sued her landlord for injuries allegedly sustained by the child. The landlord tendered the claim to its commercial general liability (CGL) insurer who, instead of defending the case, filed a declaratory judgment action seeking a determination that […]

May 13, 2016

Because Spills Happen, Oil and Gas Contractors Need Insurance

Source: http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca, May 12, 2016 The oil and gas businesses are messy ones, as contractors who work in those fields can attest. That’s because accidents happen, as they do in just about any other industry. But because of that risk, it’s important for contractors working for oil and gas companies to have their own insurance […]

April 13, 2016

Exxon pays $10.7 million for N.Y. pollution cleanups

Source: Times Union (Albany, NY), April 8, 2016 Posted on: http://www.advisen.com Oil giant Exxon Mobil has paid the largest single settlement ever into a four-decade-old state fund that cleans up oil and petroleum spills. The company is paying $10.75 million to the taxpayer-supported Environmental Protection and Oil Spill Fund to cover the state’s costs in […]

January 9, 2015

EPA steps in to finish cleanup of diesel fuel spill on Richardson Hwy.

Read here about clean up of an fuel spill in Alaska that will be taken over by the EPA as a result of the responsible party being “financially incapable of completing the cleanup.”

December 5, 2014

Insurance to cover $17,000 in damages from Line Mountain oil spill

Source: http://www.dailyitem.com, December 4, 2014 By: Justin Strawser The Line Mountain School Board will receive more than $17,000 from its insurance provider to cover damages related to a heating oil leak inside a former district property, but Liberty Mutual will not be covering the costs of cleaning up the Lower Mahanoy Township Municipal Authority wastewater […]

January 29, 2013

More Fracking Means More Liability

Source: http://www.globest.com, January 28, 2013 By: Antoinette Martin In the wake of several multi-million dollar settlements over pollution caused by hydraulic fracturing, including two in this state, a New York legal specialist has published an article called “Fracking Know-How” for property owners and insurers. LeClairRyan partner Michael J. Case writes in this month’s issue of […]

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