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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…

Misleading District of Columbia Consumers About Fossil Fuels and Climate Change

The District of Columbia attorney general sued Exxon Mobil, BP, Chevron, and Shell for allegedly misleading consumers about the role their products play in causing climate change. The lawsuit alleges the defendants knew as early as the 1950s that emissions from burning oil and gas contributed to climate change—and in response they embarked on a decades-long public relations campaign to foment doubt and hostility towards climate research and mislead the public about their investments in sustainable energy and transition from fossil fuels.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Pending
Date of Complaint
6/25/2020
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Royal Dutch Shell PLC $0
Exxon Mobil $0
ChevronTexaco Corporation $0
BP P.L.C. $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 6/25/2020
District of Columbia AG Press Release 6/25/2020

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database