Latest News

November 15, 2012 3:39 PM

Attorney General Eric Holder remarks regarding Deepwater Horizon

Today, in U.S. District Court here in the Eastern District of Louisiana, the Department filed a 14-count information charging BP with 11 counts of felony manslaughter, one count of felony obstruction of Congress, and violations of the Clean Water and Migratory Bird Treaty Acts in connection with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that began in April 2010. BP has agreed to plead guilty to all 14 criminal charges – admitting responsibility for the deaths of 11 people and the events that led to an unprecedented environmental catastrophe. The company also has agreed to pay $4 billion in fines and penalties.

Related content

Comments

Videos

More Videos

Funniest presidents of the last 25 White House Correspondents' Dinners 02:24

Funniest presidents of the last 25 White House Correspondents' Dinners

Ted Cruz announces that Carly Fiorina as running mate 02:31

Ted Cruz announces that Carly Fiorina as running mate

California's veterans visit Washington 00:53

California's veterans visit Washington

Can Cruz + Kasich really stop Trump? 01:24

Can Cruz + Kasich really stop Trump?

Former Pennsylvania senator Harris Wofford receives the Presidential Citizens Medal 01:29

Former Pennsylvania senator Harris Wofford receives the Presidential Citizens Medal

The behind-the-scenes battle for the Republican nomination 02:01

The behind-the-scenes battle for the Republican nomination

Is Trump falling apart as he nears the finish line? 01:53

Is Trump falling apart as he nears the finish line?

Interview with John Kasich 03:37

Interview with John Kasich

Paul Ryan won't even accept the GOP nomination for president 03:04

Paul Ryan won't even accept the GOP nomination for president

White House says Zika is worse than previously thought 02:09

White House says Zika is worse than previously thought

Can the Democrats unite at the July convention? 01:12

Can the Democrats unite at the July convention?

Belgian police release video of Brussels bombings suspect 00:38

Belgian police release video of Brussels bombings suspect

Share Video

Editor's Choice Videos