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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…

Air Pollution Violations at Kern County, CA Oil Fields

Texaco reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency by agreeing to outfit two of its oil fields in western Kern County, California with new air pollution control devices and pay $568,000 in penalties for violating the Clean Air Act. The government alleged that Texaco drilled and operated 720 crude oil production wells without getting proper permits and removed vapor recovery equipment from 5,030 crude oil wells without applying for a permit until after completing the work. Two years earlier, Texaco settled cases involving the same violations with the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District for $556,000.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
EPA
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Announcement
7/16/2001
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
ChevronTexaco Corporation $1,124,000
Further Information Released
EPA Press Release 8/30/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database