BP banned from new U.S. pacts

Move by EPA cites firm’s ‘lack of business integrity’

Posted: November 29, 2012 at 3:21 a.m.

Donald Vidrine (left), a BP well site leader who worked on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, arrives with his legal team at federal court in New Orleans on Wednesday for his arraignment on manslaughter charges.

The Obama administration put a temporary stop to new federal contracts with British oil company BP on Wednesday, citing the company’s “lack of business integrity” and criminal proceedings stemming from the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010.

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Business, Pages 27 on 11/29/2012