ATP Owes $55M In Fines Over Covert Oil Discharge, US Says

Law360, New York (February 12, 2013, 7:28 PM ET) -- The U.S. hit ATP Oil & Gas Corp. with a suit in Louisiana on Monday saying the bankrupt energy company is liable for as much as $55 million in penalties for concealing the discharge of oil into the Gulf of Mexico with covertly injected chemical dispersants.

A March inspection of ATP’s Innovator offshore platform by the Interior Department’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement uncovered violations of the Clean Water Act and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act related to unlawful discharges of oil and chemical...
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