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…

Nationwide Settlement of Chemical Accident Prevention Violations

The U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality reached a settlement with Chevron U.S.A. that requires safety improvements at all of its petroleum refineries across the United States, resolving claims that the company violated provisions of the Clean Air Act aimed at preventing accidental releases of hazardous chemicals, as well as claims under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act. Chevron agreed to spend approximately $150 million on safety improvements at all of its domestic refineries, pay a $2.95 million civil penalty, and implement supplemental environmental projects worth at least $10 million in the communities surrounding refineries in California, Mississippi, Utah, and Hawaii.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Consent Decree
Contractors Involved Penalty
ChevronTexaco Corporation $162,950,000
Further Information Released
Complaint 10/24/2018
Consent Decree 10/24/2018
DOJ Press Release 10/24/2018

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database