EPA temporarily suspends BP from new US government contrac

12/03/2012
The US Environmental Protection Agency temporarily suspended BP Exploration & Production Inc., BP PLC, and BP affiliates from new contracts with the federal government, citing what EPA called BP's lack of business integrity regarding the Macondo deepwater well blowout and resulting oil spill. An explosion and fire on the Deepwater Horizon semisubmersible in April 2010 killed 11 people. Transocean Ltd. owned the Deepwater Horizon, which later sank. Regarding Macondo, EPA was designated the lead agency for suspension and debarment actions. Federal agencies take these actions to ensure the integrity of federal programs, and suspensions are a standard practice when a responsibility questi...
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