BP Unit Pleads Guilty to Environmental Crime

posted on:
January 24, 2008

author:
Jere Beasley

category:
Environmental

The Alaska subsidiary of British energy company BP PLC has pleaded guilty to a federal environmental crime for failing to prevent a 2006 spill in America’s largest oil field. 

BP Exploration Alaska Inc. pleaded guilty to one violation of the Clean Water Act for a 200,000-gallon spill at the Prudhoe Bay field in March 2006.

The company agreed to a sentence of $20 million in fines related to the spill, the largest ever in the vast, oil-rich region of Arctic Alaska known as the North Slope.

Free Legal Consultation
At Beasley Allen, there is never a fee for legal services, unless we collect for you. Contact us today by filling out a brief questionnaire, or by calling our toll free number, 1-800-898-2034, for a free, no-cost no-obligation evaluation of your case.
back to top