Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
BP
Current Parent Company: 
BP
Penalty: 
$4,900,000,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
October 5, 2015
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

BP paid a total of $4.9 billion to the states of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas to resolve claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This was part of the larger $20 billion settlement that also involved the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-bp

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
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: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.