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Taylor Energy Loses Suit Over $43 Million Bill for Oil Spill

May 10, 2021, 8:55 PM

Taylor Energy Co. LLC is barred from proceeding with a suit challenging the federal government’s attempt to recoup $43 million for responding to a hurricane-related oil spill from the company’s facility in the Gulf of Mexico, a Louisiana federal court said, citing a lack of subject matter jurisdiction.

None of the actions cited in the complaint amount to a reviewable agency action under the Administrative Procedure Act, according to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Even if properly pleaded, the APA claim fails because the government’s liability “stems from the relevant statutes, not the government’s enforcement ...

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