July 10, 2012
Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster said today he has obtained an injunction against the owner of three gas stations in Benton and Henry counties that prohibits the stations from selling petroleum and accepting deliveries of petroleum until the owner has in place insurance or another appropriate financial responsibility mechanism.
Koster filed a lawsuit on May 17 alleging that Huntley Summers, the owner of Two Brothers Trading, LLC, was operating his businesses without insurance required by Missouri’s Underground Storage Tank Law (UST Law), which requires gas stations to maintain adequate insurance to pay for property damage or bodily injury resulting from a potential leak of their underground tanks. The three businesses are Warsaw Bullseye, Clinton Bullseye, and Clinton BP.
“Underground storage tanks that are not in compliance with the law can pose a serious health threat,” Koster said. “This legal action is necessary to ensure the health of all Missourians.”
The injunction also authorizes the Department of Natural Resources to lock and secure all fuel dispensers until the three sites have obtained insurance or provided proof of financial responsibility for the USTs.