EPA halts federal contracts for BP

EPA halts federal contracts for BP

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Workers shovel and bag sand oiled by April's Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and spill beyond a tiger dam on a beach in Grand Isle, La., Monday, July 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Posted on November 28, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 28 at 10:05 AM

WASHINGTON --  BP is being temporarily suspended from new contracts with the U.S. government, the Environmental Protection Agency says.
 
Two weeks ago, BP agreed to plead guilty to charges involving the deaths of 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, which exploded and sank in April 2010, setting off the nation's largest offshore oil spill. BP will also plead guilty to lying to Congress about how much oil was spewing from the blown-out Macondo well
 
The agency said Wednesday that the suspension is due to BP's "lack of business integrity as demonstrated by the company's conduct with regard to the Deepwater Horizon blowout, explosion, oil spill, and response."
 

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