Friday, September 20, 2013

Halliburton will pay a $200,00 fine for destroying BP oil spill evidence

A federal judge accepted a plea agreement Thursday that calls for Halliburton to pay a $200,000 fine for destroying evidence after BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Halliburton pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge stemming from the deletion of data during a post-spill review of the cement job on BP's blown-out Macondo well.

The Houston-based company could have withdrawn its guilty plea if US District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo had rejected its deal with the Justice Department.

Halliburton also agreed to make a $55m contribution to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/19/bp-oil-spill-halliburton-pleads-guilty

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