23 Dec '11, 7pm

Brazilian Police Seek to Charge Chevron in Oil Spill; Execs Could Face 14 Years in Prison

Brazilian Police Seek to Charge Chevron in Oil Spill; Execs Could Face 14 Years in Prison

When Chevron caused a major oil spill off the coast of Brazil last month , it responded in the manner we've come to expect from giant oil companies: It lied through its teeth. Chevron claimed at first that the spill wasn't really a spill at all--it was merely "natural seepage". But when independent sources revealed that some 3,700 barrels of oil were being loosed from the offshore drilling site a day, and the spill persisted, it was forced to change its tune . After fessing up and taking responsibility, Chevron tried to plug the well with cement. Unfortunately, the oil giant recently admitted that they've failed to stop the leak , and are unsure how and when they might be able to do so. However, the deception and half-measures may not be without consequences. Mat reported early on that Brazil's federal police department had opened a criminal investigation into Chevron's ac...

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