In November 2011, BP fired an employee named August Walter, who had been working on clean-up of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Now, Wilson says the company fired him because he wouldn't help gloss over its clean-up shortcuts. He’s suing BP in federal court.
BP and the Coast Guard are working on the clean-up together, and there's a plan they're supposed to follow. Walter says BP was not following the plan correctly and also hadn't made enough progress to meet scheduled deadlines.