BP Refused to Clean Up Beaches Say Worker
Fired BP worker files whistleblower suit
Walter claims that just last fall, BP was refusing to pick up oiled debris on beaches and islands and then falsely reporting the areas were clean, all in an effort to wrap up its responsibilities early and leave the remaining cleanup to the Coast Guard.
Walter claims he was placed on administrative leave on Nov. 9. For the next month, BP interviewed Walter’s co-workers "to come up with pretextual reasons for his termination," then fired him on Dec. 9, the complaint states.