Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
BP Exploration and Production Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
BP
Penalty: 
$4,000,000,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
November 15, 2012
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

BP Exploration and Production Inc. agreed to plead guilty to felony manslaughter, environmental crimes and obstruction of Congress and pay a record $4 billion in criminal fines and penalties for its conduct leading to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 people and caused the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history, Attorney General Eric Holder announced. The 14-count information, filed in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana, charged BP with 11 counts of felony manslaughter, one count of felony obstruction of Congress, and violations of the Clean Water and Migratory Bird Treaty Acts.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department multiagency referral
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
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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