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DOJ: Shipbuilder Lied to Coast Guard to Win Contracts


Bollinger, which operates deepwater shipyards in Louisiana, joined a group of oil and gas companies in the controversial 2010 case to the Obama administration's moratorium on drilling in the Gulf immediately following the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The judge who struck down the moratorium, US District Court Judge Martin Feldman, was found to have recently held shares of Transocean and Halliburton, among other energy and drilling companies.

Bollinger was awarded the "Award for Excellence in Safety" by the Shipbuilders Council of America in 2010.

Ed Note: The story has been corrected from an earlier version which suggested the 'Deepwater Program' Bollinger contract was connected to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. It was not. We regret the error.

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