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EPA suspends BP from new federal contracts in wake of oil spill

Washington Post -- The Environmental Protection Agency has suspended BP from bidding on any new federal contracts, including drilling leases, as a result of the company’s conduct during the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster in 2010 that led to 11 deaths and the largest U.S. offshore spill.

The temporary ban came early on the day the Interior Department held a sale of leases on 20 million acres of offshore oil and gas prospects in the western Gulf of Mexico that the department said attracted $133 million in bids. People familiar with the process said the company did not submit any bids.

The EPA said the suspension will not affect BP’s current contracts or leases, which are crucial to the company. The London-based oil giant is the largest leaseholder in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico, with more than 700 lea


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BlkynB
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:44:01 AM

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remay
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 4:40:04 AM

equivalent news already posted ... TWICE...

U.S. bans BP from new government contracts after oil spill deal
Reuters -- The U.S. government banned BP Plc on Wednesday from new federal contracts over its "lack of business integrity" in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, possibly imperiling the company's role as a top U.S. offshore oil and gas producer and the No. 1 military fuel supplier.

The suspension, announced by the Environmental Protection Agency, comes on the heels of BP's November 15 agreement with the U.S. government to plead guilty to criminal misconduct in the Gulf of Mexico disaster, the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The British energy giant agreed to pay $4.5 billion in penalties, including a record $1.256 billion criminal fine. (go to article)

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dylan126
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 4:09:25 AM

old....
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dudleydolittle
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 4:06:23 AM

"People familiar with the process said the company did not submit any bids." old news
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tomok
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 3:40:31 AM

EPA suspends BP from new federal contracts in wake of oil spill but will not affect current contracts or leases which are cruical to the company? What's wrong here – suspended is suspended, contracts or leases it doesn't matter! BP will pass on all company expenses to their customers.
Don't mess with mother nature or you mess with the EPA and the federal government.
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bojiway1
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 10:08:01 PM

Not a good idea, less bidders usually means higher cost
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 10:00:20 PM

good
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:59:20 PM

Is this binding?
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MacDad614
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:58:35 PM

Drill BP.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:56:43 PM

They should have been ordered completely out of the country!
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:54:19 PM

ok
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Bleeder
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:54:02 PM

Wow. Not sure how this is legal, but OK.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:53:55 PM

read it
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:51:43 PM

Thank you @treeguy for bringing the sound of reason to this forum. Jeez, people! You make it sound like the EPA came in one night and pistol whipped your grandma and kicked your dog.

What's your plan to stop giant environmental screwups caused by oil and gas drillers or do you think the honor system will work just fine?
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:47:02 PM

Why, @mstearno? Nothing else seemed to teach BP a lesson. Not billions in fines and not billions in cleanup costs. This sends a nice example to the other companies that cutting corners has consequences and having an army of lawyers on retainer doesn't guarantee that you'll be let off the hook with just a slap on the wrist.

This is no longer just "the price of doing business".
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:45:05 PM

The EPA should be reigned in.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:44:32 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:39:35 PM

dumb real dumb
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:38:07 PM

That's what happens!
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:35:18 PM

just a hiccup for a company that big anyway.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:35:02 PM

the epa should not have the ability to suspend anything,they should have the power to suggest actions ,but not actually do them. in other words the justice system,contract law should decide this .the epa is just unamerican as you can get while claiming to be protecting U.S. all from ourselves. : )did you hear about the epa giving big earl permits to make injection wells out of wells that their contracts are finished /overwith/completed. and our gov'ment is helping them turn peoples land into a dump sites for fracking waste.all witht he epa's blessing. so it's okay ithey turn your land into a lnadfill ,but not if anyone else does.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:34:51 PM

short sighted, knee jerk reaction
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:33:43 PM

It's really hard to punish a behemoth.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:33:28 PM

Ouch.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:30:40 PM

EPA is pure politics - punishing their enemies.

Shutdown the EPA.

Green is red.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:29:52 PM

Punishment fits the crime
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:26:00 PM

Just a little too much power given to EPA or did they just confiscate it?
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:24:31 PM

All grandstanding. I'm sure this ban will be lifted soon.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:21:34 PM

should have been done
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:21:27 PM

no way!! can we drill now for cheap gas
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:19:50 PM

And are we suppose to feel sorry for BP??? NOT
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:17:01 PM

The EPA should be desolved because they cause more problems than they're worth.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:15:07 PM

The EPA needs to be suspended, permanently.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:13:05 PM

EPA should be eliminated or transformed.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:12:23 PM

Probably another of Obama's childish reprisals against those he does not like, but using the epa to do his dirty work.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:12:12 PM

Guess they didn't give enough to O'bonehead's re-election campaign. "We are going to punish our enemies!"
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:10:27 PM

EPA stikes again.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:10:26 PM

EPA doesnt know what they are dong.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:09:49 PM

Probably on orders from NoBama....
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Welcome to barackanomics! Punish those who aren't on the government take.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:05:56 PM

I think this is messed up. They had an accident they didnt do it on purpose
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:05:53 PM

Would like to severely cut back on the EPA.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:05:14 PM

Sounds like a money grab.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:05:08 PM

The EPA is out of control.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:02:41 PM

The EPA has way too much power.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:00:10 PM

Thanks
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 8:59:32 PM

not enough penalty
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 8:59:24 PM

Sounds good British Petroleum needs to learn to be safe.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 8:58:56 PM

A slap on the wrist?
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 8:55:09 PM

It's about time something was done.
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