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…

Environment Texas v. Exxon Mobil (Baytown Refinery Pollution)

Sierra Club and Environment Texas filed a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil and two subsidiaries alleging Exxon’s refinery and chemical plant in Baytown, Texas, committed over 2,500 violation of the Clean Air Act between 2005 and 2010 and released over 8 million pounds of pollutants into the atmosphere. In April 2017, a federal judge found that Exxon committed 16,386 days of violations of the Clean Air Act and ordered the company to pay a $19.95 million civil penalty.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
Exxon Mobil $19,951,278
Further Information Released
Court Decision 4/26/2017
Environment Texas Press Release 4/26/2017
Environment Texas Press Release 12/14/2010
Complaint 12/13/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database