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BP back in business with feds (Video)
BP back in business with feds (Video)March 13, 2014, 05:42 pm
By Laura Barron-Lopez
The Environmental Protection Agency is lifting BP's suspension from receiving federal contracts.
The agency imposed the suspension after the oil giant pleaded guilty to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which caused more than 4 million barrels of oil to spew into the ocean.
The EPA announced Thursday it had reached a deal with BP, which will span five years — but not without a few conditions.
Under the agreement, BP must have an independent EPA-approved auditor, and adhere to specific provisions addressing ethics, compliance and process safety.
“This is a fair agreement that requires BP to improve its practices in order to meet the terms we’ve outlined together,” Craig Hooks, EPA assistant administrator of Administration and Resources, said in a statement.
“Many months of discussions and assessments have led up to this point, and I’m confident we’ve secured strong provisions to protect the integrity of federal procurement programs.”
The EPA issued the suspension in 2012, banning BP from engaging in any business with the federal government. BP, a top supplier to the Defense Department, has been fighting the suspension in court but is dropping the lawsuit.
BP said in a statement on Thursday that it will once again pursuer new deepwater drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico after the 16-month stay ended.
“Today’s agreement will allow America’s largest energy investor to compete again for federal contracts and leases," said John Minge, president of BP America, in a statement.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
William A. Nitze was an assistant administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and is a trustee at the Aspen Institute (think tank).
Note: Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Aspen Institute (think tank), and Human Rights First.
George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society, and his divorce lawyer was William D. Zabel.
James S. Crown is a trustee at the Aspen Institute (think tank), and a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Lester Crown was a lifetime trustee at the Aspen Institute (think tank), and is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago
Commercial Club of Chicago, Members Directory A-Z (Past Research)
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Walter E. Massey is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and was a director at BP p.l.c.
BP p.l.c. was the operator of oil rig for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Robert S. Osborne is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and the EVP & general counsel for Booz Allen Hamilton.
Thad W. Allen is the EVP for Booz Allen Hamilton, and oversaw emergency response for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Kenneth R. Feinberg is the victim compensation administrator for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and a director at Human Rights First.
William D. Zabel is the chair for Human Rights First, was a trustee at the Foundation to Promote Open Society, and George Soros’s divorce lawyer.
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