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 – Federal Clean Water Act Settlement

ExxonMobil Pipeline Company paid the federal government $1.05 million to settle Clean Water Act violations stemming from the July 2011 oil spill into the Yellowstone River. On July 1, 2011, the 12-inch diameter Silvertip Pipeline owned by ExxonMobil ruptured near Laurel, Montana, resulting in the discharge of approximately 63,000 gallons of crude oil into the Yellowstone River and floodplain. According to the government, the oil was swept downstream, entered tributaries and nearby wetlands, and polluted more than 9,000 acres of riverfront.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Consent Decree
Contractors Involved Penalty
Exxon Mobil $1,050,000
Further Information Released
Complaint 4/26/2019
Consent Decree 4/26/2019

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database