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…

North Slope Clean Water Act / Clean Air Act Settlement

BP Exploration Alaska agreed to pay $25 million in civil fines to settle charges arising from two pipeline spills on Alaska’s North Slope in 2006 and the company’s failure to comply with court orders to properly maintain its pipeline. BP Exploration Alaska was held responsible under the Clean Water Act for the discharge of more than 5,000 barrels of oil onto the Arctic tundra and into a North Slope lake. The settlement also addressed Clean Air Act violations relating to BP Exploration Alaska’s improper asbestos removal along the pipeline in the aftermath of the spill.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
BP P.L.C. $25,000,000
Further Information Released
Consent Decree 5/3/2011
EPA Press Release 5/3/2011
Settlement Facts 5/3/2011

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database