BP, U.S. Urge Judge to Accept Plea Over Protests by Victims

BP, U.S. Urge Judge to Accept Plea Over Protests by Victims

U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images

BP Exploration & Production Inc., the Houston-based exploration unit of BP, agreed in November to plead guilty to 14 counts, including 11 for felony seaman’s manslaughter, and pay $4 billion to resolve all criminal charges related to the argest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.