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Colonial, Equilon donate Marshland in spill settlement. (Newsreel).

Colonial Pipeline and Equilon Pipeline recently donated 100 acres of marshland to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to settle a lawsuit filed by state and federal officials over a pipeline spill and fire during heavy flooding in 1994 along the San Jacinto River in Southeast Texas, according to the Houston Chronicle.

While no liability was established in this suit and previous suits in federal and state actions had upheld the pipeline firms' "act of God" defense, the companies agreed to transfer some laud and pay a sum to help rebuild affected estuarine and freshwater marsh habitats along the river.
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Publication:Pipeline & Gas Journal
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 1, 2002
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