BP Fired Ex-Cleanup Worker For Not Falsifying Data: Suit

Law360, New York (January 24, 2012, 6:26 PM EST) -- A former planning officer for BP America Inc.'s cleanup work after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill sued the company Friday in Louisiana federal court, claiming he was fired for failing to help cover up problems with the effort.

August Walter lodged the complaint against BP under the Louisiana Environmental Whistleblower Statute, stating that his former employer asked him to mislead U.S. Coast Guard officials about the status of the Gulf Coast cleanup by providing false environmental data.

Walter alleges he was harassed and threatened by his...
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