Mayflower Oil Spill

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A lawsuit brought on behalf of nearly 150 Mayflower residents impacted by a 2013 pipeline rupture has been settled. Attorneys with three law firms representing the residents confirmed with KUAR they had settled the suit with ExxonMobil, the pipeline operator.

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An attorney for landowners along a crude oil pipeline that ruptured in Arkansas in 2013 said Wednesday that Exxon Mobil Pipeline Co. breached its contract with his clients because the pipeline interferes with their ability to enjoy their property.

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A subsidiary of Exxon Mobil has filed court documents challenging the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's authority to order safety measures following the March 2013 rupture of the company's Pegasus pipeline in central Arkansas.

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A water utility company in Arkansas is urging a federal regulatory agency to uphold fines and new safety requirements for Exxon Mobil Corp. regarding a Mayflower oil spill.

In a letter to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration on Monday, Central Arkansas Water said Exxon Mobil doesn't understand the weight of the situation.

Central Arkansas Water spokesman John Tynan says Exxon Mobil is also using various tactics to evade federal regulations.

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A settlement between the federal government, the state of Arkansas and ExxonMobil is now final over a lawsuit the governments had filed against the pipeline company over environmental violations arising from the 2013 Mayflower oil spill. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker approved the agreement Wednesday.

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The government has responded the an Arkansas water utility's opposition to the proposed settlement of a lawsuit with Exxon Mobil over a 2013 oil spill in Mayflower.

Wednesday's filing in federal court in Little Rock says the proposed settlement is fair, adequate, reasonable, and is consistent with the Clean Water Act. The proposed settlement submitted earlier this month would require two subsidiaries of Exxon Mobil to pay about $5 million in penalties for state and federal violations caused when the oil spilled a 22-foot portion of the Pegasus Pipeline ruptured.

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The federal government has asked a U.S. District Court judge to approve a final version of a consent decree with the state of Arkansas and Exxon Mobil over a 2013 oil spill in Mayflower in central Arkansas.

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The utility which provides drinking water to hundreds of thousands of Central Arkansans says three provisions of an agreement between the state, federal government and the ExxonMobil Pipeline Company are “unacceptable.” 

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The Justice Department says two subsidiaries of Exxon Mobil have agreed to pay almost $5 million in government penalties from a 2013 oil spill in a central Arkansas community.

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Class-action status has been granted in a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil stemming from a 2013 pipeline accident in Mayflower.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports U.S. District Judge Brian Miller in Little Rock ruled in favor of Arnez and Charletha Harper. They can represent people who currently own property that is subject to an easement for and physically crossed by Exxon's Pegasus pipeline, which runs from Texas to Illinois.

They want the easement canceled or the pipeline removed or replaced.

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