GULF SPILL: Appeals court says BP must pay Clean Water Act fines Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 Oil giant BP PLC must pay Clean Water Act fines for the Deepwater Horizon disaster, an appeals court ruled yesterday. Please subscribe to Greenwire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.