BP, 2 Others Face More Citations in Gulf Spill

By: Matthew Daly, Associated Press
By: Matthew Daly, Associated Press

Washington, D.C. (AP) - The Obama administration says BP and two other companies are likely to face new citations for alleged safety and
environmental violations stemming from last year's Gulf oil spill.

Michael Bromwich, head of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental
Enforcement, says the upcoming notices stem from reviews that go
beyond a federal government probe of the April 2010 Deepwater
Horizon blast, which killed 11 workers and resulted in the nation's
worst offshore oil spill.

Federal regulators in October cited BP PLC for seven violations,
and contractors Transocean Ltd. and Halliburton for four violations
apiece, stemming from the Gulf spill.

Bromwich said Monday that new notices of violation could be sent
within two weeks. Bromwich steps down Thursday after 17 months as
head of the offshore drilling agency.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Anonymous on Nov 29, 2011 at 08:16 AM
    Occupy BP
  • by Anonymous on Nov 29, 2011 at 07:00 AM
    matters not-the oil volcanoe is STILL leaking.
  • by Voice of Reason Location: Florida on Nov 29, 2011 at 03:51 AM
    The problem the Obama administration has is a reputation of being anti-business, which casts a shadow of doubt on its findings here. BP et al. may be guilty of negligence, or this accident may have been largely unavoidable. But either way, I wouldn't expect the companies involved to get a fair shake under the current administration.
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      by Pro Business Conservative on Nov 29, 2011 at 07:16 AM in reply to Voice of Reason
      Exactly! That's why business should not be fined and should have all regulations removed, because the Obama administration can't be trusted. They don't like business and want to protect animals and the environment. I'd rather have $1.00 p/gallon gas and a strong portfolio instead of this liberal clean air and clean water nonsense.
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        by Say what? on Nov 29, 2011 at 02:15 PM in reply to Pro Business Conservative
        Pro-B Con, assuming that your post is not a spoof, do you really believe clean air and water is "liberal" nonsense and anti-business? And that letting BP off the hook will give you $1 gasoline? And you are unaware of the economic effect of the oil spill also to fishermen, restaurants, tourism, etc., etc. You earn an F in both economics and natural science.
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          by Pro Business Conservative on Nov 29, 2011 at 03:07 PM in reply to Say what?
          The regulations of the Clean Air Act and clean water costs business millions annually. It's cheaper to send the jobs overseas. Why have clean air and water if you're unemployed and hungry. Scrap all govt regulations! Only the liberal Democrats support that hogwash. If BP doesn't have to pay out then they can invest in oil exploration. If we could drill anywhere, without restriction, then we could flood the world markets with oil, thus lowering the price. There's more money in oil then fishing and you can't have both.
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        by Troll Master on Nov 29, 2011 at 04:07 PM in reply to Pro Business Conservative
        Bow before your GOD, troll.
  • by terry Location: la on Nov 28, 2011 at 10:12 PM
    fine them do you think they care? bp has made back the money they have lost a million times sinse the explosion.
  • by ConservativeHippie on Nov 28, 2011 at 04:49 PM
    Good. All the scofflaw big oil companies and these companies in particular need to be nailed to the wall. "It's a big ocean that heals itself." ??? What a load of namby-pamby, whining hogwash.
  • by Pro Business Conservative Location: Tallahassee on Nov 28, 2011 at 03:32 PM
    Obama has got to go! BP, Transocean, and Halliburton are all reputable and trustworthy companies with thousands of stockholders that include you and me. We all lose when they are fined because it affects our stocks, (401k, portfolios, etc). It's a big ocean that heals itself and those liberal Democrat animal lovers and environmentalist freaks need to go away when Obama goes away in 2012
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      by Anonymous on Nov 28, 2011 at 06:37 PM in reply to Pro Business Conservative
      So, just because this is big business, and we all have a stake we shouldn't fine them? The value of their stock has no relevance to whether or not they should be fined. What about the rest of the world? I'm pro business as well, but how will the U.S. look in the eyes of the world if we allow any company to violate regulations and ultimately endanger the environment? But I do agree that Obama has to go.
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