North Slope Clean Water Act / Clean Air Act Settlement
BP Exploration Alaska agreed to pay $25 million in civil fines to settle charges arising from two pipeline spills on Alaska’s North Slope in 2006 and the company’s failure to comply with court orders to properly maintain its pipeline. BP Exploration Alaska was held responsible under the Clean Water Act for the discharge of more than 5,000 barrels of oil onto the Arctic tundra and into a North Slope lake. The settlement also addressed Clean Air Act violations relating to BP Exploration Alaska’s improper asbestos removal along the pipeline in the aftermath of the spill.
- Misconduct Type
- Enforcement Agency
- Multiple Agencies
- Contracting Party
- Court Type
- Date of Settlement Announcement