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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:50 AM

BP banned from any future federal contracts by EPA.

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/d0cf6618525a9efb85257359003fb69d/2aaf1c1dc80c969885257abf006dafb0!OpenDocument

BP Temporarily Suspended from New Contracts with the Federal Government
Release Date: 11/28/2012
Contact Information: Stacy Kika, kika.stacy@epa.gov, 202-564-0906, 202-564-4355

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it has temporarily suspended BP Exploration and Production, Inc., BP PLC and named affiliated companies (BP) from new contracts with the federal government. EPA is taking this action due to BPs lack of business integrity as demonstrated by the company's conduct with regard to the Deepwater Horizon blowout, explosion, oil spill, and response, as reflected by the filing of a criminal information. On November 15, 2012, BP agreed to plead guilty to eleven counts of Misconduct or Neglect of Ship Officers, one count of Obstruction of Congress, one misdemeanor count of a violation of the Clean Water Act, and one misdemeanor count of a violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, all arising from its conduct leading to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 people and caused the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history.

For the Deepwater Horizon investigation, EPA was designated as the lead agency for suspension and debarment actions. Federal executive branch agencies take these actions to ensure the integrity of Federal programs by conducting business only with responsible individuals or companies. Suspensions are a standard practice when a responsibility question is raised by action in a criminal case.

The BP suspension will temporarily prevent the company and the named affiliates from getting new federal government contracts, grants or other covered transactions until the company can provide sufficient evidence to EPA demonstrating that it meets Federal business standards. The suspension does not affect existing agreements BP may have with the government.
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Fuck you BP!


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Response to lonestarnot (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:05 AM

1. I wish Swampie were here!

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Response to lonestarnot (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:08 AM

2. "Temporarily", and "does not affect existing agreements BP may have with the government"....

....which means that after a short period of time, possibly a few months, it will be business as usual with BP.

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Response to OldDem2012 (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:29 AM

3. You may be right, but they are the biggest supplier to the Pentagon soooo in the meantime...

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Response to OldDem2012 (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:31 AM

4. Agree the ban is weak but at least they aren't apologizing and offering them cookies

like some wingers would and have....

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Response to think (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:34 AM

5. 3 criminal charges also.

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:46 AM

9. TY for the reminder. Very important as well.

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