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Lawsuit filed over a 2016 major oil leak that polluted Little Missouri River and a tributary



Bismarck, North Dakota – North Dakota and the federal government have filed a lawsuit in connection with a major oil leak in 2016, which polluted the Little Missouri River and a tributary.

The Belle Fourche Pipeline is being sued for civil fines and over $100,000 in payment for the state of North Dakota’s Department of Environmental Quality’s attempts to clean up the 600,000-gallon oil spill.

The lawsuit also names Bridger Pipeline as a defendant and makes allegations regarding an oil spill that occurred in eastern Montana in 2015 and had an impact on the Yellowstone River in that state.

True Companies, headquartered in Casper, Wyoming, owns and operates both pipeline businesses.