By Michael Addison - email
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A federal judge hands down a decision against CITGO Petroleum over a 2006 oil spill at the company's Lake Charles refinery.
The decision landed against CITGO's legal efforts to try to limit the fines and special conditions it could face in a federal Clean Water Act lawsuit.
The ruling comes in a lawsuit filed against CITGO by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state Department of Environmental Quality.
The lawsuit seeks damages for a spill that leaked an estimated 53,000 barrels of oil into the Calcasieu River and other waterways.