BP Alaska to Pay $25 Million Penalty for Alaskan North Slope Oil Spill

BP took another hit today for its March, 2006 crude oil spill — 5,054 barrels — on Alaska’s North Slope. Here’s a quote from EPA’s press release:

“This penalty should serve as a wake-up call to all pipeline operators that they will be held accountable for the safety of their operations and their compliance with the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act and the pipeline safety laws,” said Ignacia S. Moreno, Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice. “Companies like BP Alaska must understand that they can no longer afford to ignore, neglect or postpone the proper monitoring and maintenance of their pipelines. This agreement will help prevent future environmental disasters and protect the fragile ecosystem of Alaska’s North Slope.”

via 05/03/2011: BP Alaska to Pay $25 Million Penalty for Alaskan North Slope Oil Spill.

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