Chevron to pay feds $875,000 for 2 Utah oil spills

A Tuesday, March 26, 2013 photo provided by the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah shows a baby beaver receiving its first bath just after it's arrival at the Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah. Gov. Gary Herbert is calling Chevron's latest pipeline spill unacceptable. Herbert appeared angry Thursday, March 28, 2013, telling reporters he will make certain Chevron cleans up the mess. The leak is Chevron's third in Utah in the last three years. State officials are crediting a beaver dam for containing the fuel spill at Willard Bay State Park, but it left a family of beavers with petroleum burns. (AP Photo/Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Federal regulators have announced an $875,000 settlement with Chevron related to a pair of Utah oil spills in recent years.

The Environmental Protection Agency announced the settlement Monday.

Chevron spokesman Gareth Johnstone says the company has agreed on the settlement terms, resolving each of the federal penalties it faced in relation to the two spills.

EPA officials say a June 2010 spill that dumped 33,000 gallons into Red Butte Creek and another 20,000-gallon leak near Willard Bay in 2013 violated the federal Clean Water Act.

State officials in February announced a $5.35 million settlement with Chevron over the Willard Bay leak.

Utah State Parks officials have scheduled a May 24 re-opening at the park’s north marina, which has been closed since the fuel spill last year.

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