Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
W&T Offshore Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
W&T Offshore
Penalty: 
$1,000,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
January 3, 2013
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

W&T OFFSHORE, INC., a publicly traded company with offices in Houston, Texas and New Orleans, Louisiana was sentenced to pay a total monetary penalty of $1,000,000 by United States District Court Judge Eldon E. Fallon after pleading guilty to one felony count of violating Title 33, United States Code, Section 1319(c)(4) for tampering with, falsifying or rendering inaccurate a monitoring method required to be maintained under the Clean Water Act, and one misdemeanor count of violating Title 33, United States Code, Section 1319(c)(1)(a) for the negligent discharge of oil into the waters of the United States.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Facility State: 
Louisiana
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Texas
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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