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Posted at 5:49 AM ET, 06/21/2010

BP backlash misfired at Md. firm

By Mike McPhate
Dead fish in Bay Jimmy near Port Sulpher, Louisiana. (Reuters)

A small environmental consulting firm in St. Michaels has nothing to do with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

But you wouldn't know that from the company's name. It's called BP Environmental Inc.

The company is not affiliated with BP PLC, the massive oil company that leased the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf. The rig exploded and sank April 20, and oil has been gushing from the seafloor ever since.

BP Environmental president Lou Ann Parson says the company has received about 10 phone calls from people confusing it with BP — including one from a BP employee. Parsons says e-mails have poured in, some of them angry.

BP Environmental was named after its founders, Bob Boyd and Parson. The company helps clients comply with environmental regulations, primarily in the poultry and transportation industries.

Information from: The Star Democrat of Easton

-- Associated Press

By Mike McPhate  | June 21, 2010; 5:49 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  maryland  
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