Chevron CEO’s Criminally Charged For Oil Spill


Re-posted from Democracy Now.

Brazilian prosecutors have filed charges against 17 executives from oil giant Chevron and the rig operator Transocean in connection with a recent deepwater oil spill. George Buck, Head of Chevron’s Brazil operations faces up to 31 years in jail. Some 110,000 gallons of oil leaked off the shore of Rio de Janeiro in November. Last week, Brazil announced more oil was leaking from cracks on the ocean floor near the off-shore Chevron well. The executives are accused of a number of environmental crimes, as well as deceiving Brazilian officials after the spill.

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