Indictment Dismissed for Oil Field Supervisor Charged with Clean Water Act Violations

Represented an oil field supervisor charged with criminal violations of the Clean Water Act. The Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency attempted to expand the scope of the negligent discharge section of the Clean Water Act by charging our client and his company for failure to promptly remediate and control an accidental leak caused by a ground shift – not by their own actions. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Montana and the EPA agreed to dismiss a two-count indictment against the client.