Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Rowan Companies, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Rowan Companies
Penalty: 
$9,000,000
Year: 
2007
Date: 
October 9, 2007
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Rowan Companies, Inc. pleaded guilty to three felonies in connection with the routine discharge of pollutants and garbage into the Gulf of Mexico from one of the firm's oil rigs. Rowan was required to pay a $7 million criminal fine, along with community service payments totaling $1 million to five state government enforcement organizations and a community service payment of $1 million to the National Marine Sanctuaries Foundation.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Environment and Natural Resources Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
HQ Country of Parent: 
Britain (reincorporated for tax reasons)
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
oilfield services and supplies
Specific Industry of Parent: 
oilfield services
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Parent company note: 
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