US government bans new BP contracts
The US is refusing to agree any new government oil and gas exploration contracts with BP following the firm's prosecution over the Deepwater Horizon disasterAccording to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), BP no longer meets the required standards to work for the government and will not be allowed to apply for new contracts or grants until it ca
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