The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that BP is suspended from entering into new contracts with the United States government for its actions during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
“EPA is taking this action due to BP’s lack of business integrity as demonstrated by the company’s conduct with regard to the Deepwater Horizon blowout, explosion, oil spill and response,” the agency said in a statement.
According to the U.S. Department of Interior, the ruling temporarily bans the oil giant from winning new federal oil leases. However, it was unclear whether it would impact the company’s military fuel contracts.
The EPA said the suspension would continue until BP provides “sufficient evidence” that it is adhering to federal business standards.
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