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…

New Hampshire MTBE Pollution Lawsuit

The state of New Hampshire filed a lawsuit in state court against 22 oil companies, including Shell Oil Company, for using the chemical methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), a gasoline additive the state alleges has caused widespread contamination of the state’s waters and has adverse health effects. The state claims that the companies produced a defective product, created a public nuisance and violated state environmental and consumer protection laws. In November 2012, it was announced that Shell and three other companies agreed to pay $35 million to settle the lawsuit.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Royal Dutch Shell PLC Unknown
Further Information Released
Settlement Agreement 11/17/2012
Complaint 11/14/2012
NH Attorney General Press Release 11/14/2012

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database