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May 17

May 17, 2011 --

Delta rolls out platinum upgrades for top Republicans ATL council sued for alleged Open Meetings violations Savannah, Statesboro councils sued for meeting without notice Ga. ag chief proposes fines for food safety violations

Jan. 4

January 4, 2011 --

Fulton judge defends handling of trooper shooting suspect Ex-candidate for governor asked to list sexual partners Lawrenceville faces $2.5M in fines for safety violations Ex-Villa Rica bank official banned fom banking Winder settles harassment suit for $250K

Aug. 3

August 3, 2010 --

DeKalb schools chief: Conflict of interest is ‘more widespread’ APS probe: No evidence of district-wide cheating Feds fine Athens rubber plant $125K for safety violations Child sex crime prompts 11th Circuit reversal

Oil companies pay a pittance in penalties to offshore drilling regulators

Oil companies pay a pittance in penalties to offshore drilling regulators
May 5, 2010 --

The fines that oil companies have paid for offshore drilling safety violations are dwarfed by their profits. Fines against BP have been the equivalent of a rounding error. From 1998 through 2007, BP paid less than $580,000 in penalties for its 12 safety violations. Last quarter, the British oil giant turned a profit of $5.6 billion.