Enterprise Crude Pipeline Fined for Oil Spill in Scurry County Texas
The Environmental Protection Agency has fined Enterprise Crude Pipeline of Houston, Texas, $5,000 for violating the federal Clean Water Act. Today’s announcement settles a Clean Water Act violation for a 4,200 gallon oil spill into Bull Creek, a tributary of the Colorado River, and adjoining shorelines in Scurry County, Texas. As part of an Expedited Settlement with the EPA, the company has certified it has investigated the cause of the oil spill, cleaned up the oil spill and has taken corrective actions that will prevent future spills.
The Clean Water Act prohibits the discharge of oil or a hazardous substance into or upon the navigable waters of the United States or adjoining shorelines in such quantities that have been determined may be harmful to public health. The EPA is charged with enforcing the Act and ensuring that public health and the environment are protected from harmful impacts of these violations.