Alabama BP spill criminal penalties http://apr.org en Judge Sets Date to Rule on BP Plea Deal Over Spill http://apr.org/post/judge-sets-date-rule-bp-plea-deal-over-spill <P>A federal judge says she will decide next month whether to accept a plea deal that calls for BP PLC to pay a record $4.5 billion in penalties for its role in a deadly 2010 rig explosion and the massive oil spill it triggered in the Gulf of Mexico.</P> <P>To resolve a Justice Department probe, the London-based oil giant agreed last month to plead guilty to criminal charges involving the deaths of 11 workers and lying to Congress about how much oil spilled from its blown-out well.</P> <P>U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance scheduled a Jan. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 13:23:26 +0000 The Associated Press 21851 at http://apr.org Judge Sets Date to Rule on BP Plea Deal Over Spill Ala Senators Press Justice for Action on Spill http://apr.org/post/ala-senators-press-justice-action-spill <P>Members of Alabama's congressional delegation say the Obama administration should continue pursuing BP over the Gulf oil spill.</P> <P>The company has agreed to pay $4.5 billion in criminal penalties, but many civil claims over the 2010 oil spill aren't resolved.</P> <DIV> <P>Sen. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:39:08 +0000 The Associated Press 20789 at http://apr.org Ala Senators Press Justice for Action on Spill