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…

Violations of the Clean Air Act

On June 16, 2005, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced “comprehensive Clean Air Act settlements with petroleum refinery Valero that are expected to reduce harmful air emissions by more than 20,000 tons per year from 14 refineries in six states.” Under a consent decree, Valero will pay a $5.5 million civil penalty, spend more than $5.5 million on “environmentally beneficial projects,” and, together with Tesoro (purchaser of the former Valero Golden Eagle Refinery in Martinez, Calif.), spend more than $700 million to “install and implement innovative emission control technologies at their refineries.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Consent Decree
Contractors Involved Penalty
Valero Energy Corp. $11,000,000
Further Information Released
Consent Decree 2/28/2008
EPA Press Release 10/6/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database