BP sues to get new contracts after oil spill

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HOUSTON (AP) — BP is suing the U.S. government over a decision to bar the oil giant from getting new federal contracts to supply fuel and other services after the company pleaded guilty to manslaughter and other criminal charges related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

The Houston Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1eFijiB ) BP filed the lawsuit Monday in Houston federal court.  

BP says it is seeking an injunction that would lift an order by the Environmental Protection Agency that suspends the company from such contracts.

The newspaper reports an EPA spokesman declined to comment on BP’s court action, referring questions to the Justice Department, which also declined to comment.

The well blowout that caused the spill killed 11 workers and led to millions of gallons of oil spewing into the Gulf.


Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com


3 thoughts on “BP sues to get new contracts after oil spill

    1. exactly, Millard — the entire Bd. of Dir. belongs in jail, but instead they’re living high on the hog from the profits.

      The only justice we’ll ever see will have to be of the “vigilante” type, because the rich can buy their way out of anything with a government as corrupt as ours.

  1. These people have some set of cajones to be suing for drilling rights after laying the Gulf of Mexico to waste.

    Our government is obviously not going to do anything to protect the interests of the American people, so I guess it’s just a matter of time before people start shooting the oil rig workers. It may be the only option they have to defend their health.

    Or maybe a few of the thousands of people living near the gulf whose lives were destroyed by BP might seek some revenge.

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