Arkansas, Feds Want Exxon to Pay $1.8M for Oil Spill Damage

State and federal officers are asking Exxon Mobil to pay greater than $1.eight million in compensation for a 2013 oil spill in Arkansas.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reviews that the state Game and Fish Commission proposed the settlement Tuesday. The funds would pay for wildlife restoration and compensate the federal government for harm brought on when the 70-year-old Pegasus pipeline ruptured in Mayflower close to Lake Conway.

The letter additionally asks the oil big to fund the state’s buy of land close to the lake to facilitate monitoring and administration of the property.

Exxon Mobil spokesman Jeremy Eikenberry declined remark. The firm settled a lawsuit final yr with dozens of households whose properties had been broken.

The pipeline runs about 850 miles (1,368 kilometers) via Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri and Texas. It was closed shortly after the spill, however a section in Texas has since reopened.

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