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…

Arctic Clean Air Act Permit Violations

Affiliates of Royal Dutch Shell agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle violations of Clean Air Act permits by two drill ships operating in Arctic waters off the North Slope of Alaska in 2012. Under settlements with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc. and Shell Offshore, Inc. will pay a $710,000 penalty for violations of the Noble Discoverer in the Chukchi Sea and a $390,000 penalty for violations by the Kulluk in the Beaufort Sea.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Royal Dutch Shell PLC $1,100,000
Further Information Released
EPA Press Release 9/5/2013
Shell Gulf of Mexico Consent Agreement 9/5/2013
Shell Offshore Consent Agreement 9/5/2013

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database