Federal Judge Kristine Bake
r today refused a request to dismiss the federal-state lawsuit filed last year against the ExxonMobil Pipeline Company
over the pipeline break
that spilled heavy crude in the Mayflower area.
The pipeline company argued that the lawsuit failed to state a claim.
The judge said the parties had made sufficient factual allegations to pursue claims for violations of several federal and state environmental laws.
You can read her 17-page order here.