Judge Finds 4,000-Barrel Oil Spill Not An Instance Of 'Short-Term' Pollution

Judge Finds 4,000-Barrel Oil Spill Not An Instance Of 'Short-Term' Pollution

SHREVEPORT, La. - An oil spill from a pipeline in Utah that resulted in the release of 4,000 barrels of crude oil into the environment is not a "short-term" spill that acts as a loophole to a pollution exclusion provision of a policy obtained by a pipeline operation company, a federal judge in Louisiana ruled June 6 in awarding summary judgment to Seneca Insurance Co. (Bridger Lake LLC v. Seneca Insurance Company, No. 11-0342, W.D. La.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 80480).

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