Gov’t Cites Wrong Arithmetic In Figuring Oil Liability Limit

Cabinet claims a proposed billion-dollar liability limit on oil spills reflects “historical data”, though an Enbridge pipeline break in Michigan has cost the company 50% more to date. The Department of Natural Resources miscalculated actual costs of the 2010 Kalamazoo River spill in justifying its liability cap: “A billion dollars is actually just a rounding error”.

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