MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC will pay Mississippi a $5 million fine for environmental cleanup hazards created by the 2010 BP oil spill, the Sun Herald reports. The oil and gas exploration service company will provide the funds to the state Department of Environmental Quality’s Pollution Emergency Fund.
Attorney General Jim Hood told the Sun Herald the violation is the result of civil penalties only. The state will attempt to receive funds from other parties involved in the BP oil spill for environmental and economic harm to the area. The settlement could be the first in a series of agreements relating to damages caused by the oil spill.
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