EPA Enforcement Brings In $5.6B With Fewer Cases Pursued

Law360, New York (February 10, 2014, 1:23 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday released its 2013 enforcement report, touting the $5.6 billion it collected from criminal and civil cases inculding the Deepwater Horizon proceedings, while confirming that it pursued nearly 20 percent fewer enforcement actions last year.

The Deepwater Horizon case accounted for the bulk of the fines collected by the EPA, as BP PLC agreed to pay $4 billion to settle criminal charges from the April 2010 explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and rig owner Transocean Ltd....
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