Gallery: BP to Challenge Government’s “Excessive” Deepwater Horizon Spi...


Although BP has plead guilty to manslaughter and agreed to pay a record $4.5 billion in criminal penalties for its role in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the British oil giant BP is now preparing to defend itself in court against “excessive” civilian penalties. The company could not reach an agreement with the Justice Department for up to $21 billion in fines which would be paid out to Gulf Coast states under the Clean Water Act.

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