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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Shell Chemical/Shell Chemical Yabucoa Clean Air Act Settlements

Under two separate settlements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Shell Chemical L.P. and Shell Chemical Yabucoa, Inc., agreed to pay $3.5 million in penalties and spend an estimated $6 million to install pollution-reduction equipments at refineries in Louisiana, Alabama and Puerto Rico. The EPA alleged violations of Clean Air Act requirements covering emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic emissions and benzene at each of the facilities.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
EPA
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Announcement
3/31/2010
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Royal Dutch Shell PLC $9,500,000

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database