Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
BP
Current Parent Company: 
BP
Penalty: 
$20,800,000,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
October 5, 2015
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The United States joined the five Gulf states in announcing a settlement to resolve civil claims against BP arising from the April 20, 2010 Macondo well blowout and the massive oil spill that followed in the Gulf of Mexico. This global settlement resolved the governments' civil claims under the Clean Water Act and natural resources damage claims under the Oil Pollution Act, as well as economic damage claims of the five Gulf states and local governments.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department multiagency referral
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Britain
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
oil and gas
Specific Industry of Parent: 
oil & gas
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Parent company note: 
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