Tag: BP

United States Environmental Protection Agency 2016 Annual Enforcement Report

According to its 2016 annual enforcement report, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) collected approximately $6 billion in combined federal administrative, civil judicial penalties and criminal fines during Fiscal Year 2016.  It also secured investments by companies to spend more than $13.7 billion in actions and equipment to control pollution.  This represents a significant […]

Settle or Go to Court?

The Wall Street Journal reported on February 19 that BP PLC has already committed almost $30 billion for spill cleanup, compensation and penalties derived from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  On top of that, BP intends to resolve in court additional civil penalty claims under Section 311 of the Clean Water Act, rather than […]