ST. LOUIS (AP) — Roughly 300 gallons of crude oil spilled early Friday into the Mississippi River near St. Louis after a vessel on the rain-swollen waterway slammed into a fleet of docked barges, causing 14 of them to briefly break away, according to the Coast Guard.
The Ontario Superior Court dismissed a lawsuit by Ecuadorian villagers to force Chevron Corp. to pay a $19 billion judgement for alleged oil pollution in the country's rainforest, The Associated Press reports.
BAY JIMMY, La. (AP) — At first glance, the marshy, muddy coastline of Bay Jimmy in southeast Louisiana appears healthy three years after the nation's worst offshore oil spill. Brown pelicans and seagulls cruise the shoreline, plucking fish and crabs from the water. Snails hold firm to tall blades of marsh grass.
ExxonMobil Corp. offered to purchase homes in a neighborhood affected by a spill from its Pegasus pipeline in Mayflower, Ark. as part of a larger compensation package for homeowners, Dow Jones Newswires reports.
Burford Capital, the litigation finance firm that backed the representation for plaintiffs in Chevron's Ecuador oil pollution case, said it was misled by the plaintiffs' lawyer Steve Donziger and law firm Patton Boggs, Fortune reports.