BP Suspension Shows No Contractor Is Too Big To Debar

Law360, New York (November 28, 2012, 10:15 PM EST) -- The U.S. government's decision Wednesday to suspend BP PLC, the U.S. military's largest fuel supplier, in the wake of a criminal settlement over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill sends a message that even companies that perform vital roles for the government are never “too big to debar,” experts say.

Following BP's record-setting $4.5 billion criminal settlement over Deepwater-related violations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday suspended BP from receiving any new government contracts, including military supply deals and drilling leases with the U.S. Department of...
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