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…

San Francisco and Oakland Climate Change Lawsuits

The cities of San Francisco and Oakland, California sued five oil companies—including BP, Chevron, Exxon Mobil, and Royal Dutch Shell—for damages associated with rising sea levels caused by global climate change. The lawsuits allege the defendants knew for decades that fossil fuel-driven global warming and accelerated sea level rise posed a catastrophic risk to people and property in coastal regions, yet the companies continued to aggressively produce and sell fossil fuels while simultaneously engaging in an organized campaign to deceive the public about the dangers of fossil-fuel production. The lawsuits ask the court to hold the defendants jointly and severally liable for creating, contributing to and/or maintaining a public nuisance, and to set up an “abatement fund” through which the defendants would fund infrastructure projects necessary for both cities to adapt to global warming and sea level rise.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
Royal Dutch Shell PLC $0
Exxon Mobil $0
ChevronTexaco Corporation $0
BP P.L.C. $0
Further Information Released
Complaint (San Francisco) 9/19/2017
S.F. City Attorney Press Release 9/19/2017

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database