Miller To Seek 7-Year Ban On BP Offshore Leases

Law360, New York (July 1, 2010, 3:32 PM EDT) -- Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., is preparing to introduce legislation that would bar oil giant BP PLC and any other company with a pattern of worker and environmental safety violations at its refinery, pipeline and drilling operations from obtaining offshore oil and gas leases for up to seven years.

Miller, who chairs the House Education and Labor Committee, said Wednesday that he would soon introduce the bill and possibly offer it as an amendment to a comprehensive oil and gas industry drilling reform legislative package sponsored by...
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