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January 8, 2013 > Phillips 66 and ConocoPhillips sued for environmental violations

Phillips 66 and ConocoPhillips sued for environmental violations

Submitted By the Office of the State Attorney General

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has filed a civil lawsuit against Phillips 66 and ConocoPhillips for allegedly violating state law by failing to properly inspect and maintain underground tanks used to store gasoline for retail sale at more than 560 gas stations in California.

"The state's hazardous-waste laws help protect our residents from contaminated groundwater," Harris said. "This lawsuit safeguards public health by ensuring proper maintenance of the tanks that store fuel beneath many California communities."

The Attorney General's office was joined in this enforcement action by Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O'Malley, El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson, Merced County District Attorney Larry D. Morse II, Nevada County District Attorney Clifford Newell, Placer County District Attorney R. Scott Owens, San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos and Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager.

For more information, visit http://oag.ca.gov.

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