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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…

Yellowstone River Oil Spill Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit accuses Exxon Mobil of negligently causing an oil spill in the Yellowstone River in July 2011, when Exxon’s Silvertip pipeline burst and spilled approximately 1,200 barrels of oil into the river near Billings, Montana. In January 2015, it was reported that Exxon agreed to pay $2 million to settle the lawsuit.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Complaint
10/4/2011
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Exxon Mobil $2,000,000
Further Information Released
Complaint 10/4/2011

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database