Tue
Dec 29 2015
08:36 am

Via Tom Humphrey:

Attorney General Herbert Slatery is suing Chevron and its subsidiaries for a “prolonged and costly scheme” to take more than $18 million from a state fund used to cleanup spills of oil and gas, reports The Tennessean.

The fund reimburses tank owners for expenses during spill cleanups, but is intended as a last-resort fund for owners who cannot afford the costs. Owners with private insurance must first seek cleanup costs from their insurance companies.

The lawsuit alleges the companies used taxpayer funds to pay for leaks and spills at more than 100 Tennessee gas stations — despite having private insurance that paid for the cleanup costs.

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