21 February 2013

BRASIL / USA : Court Drops Criminal Charges Vs Chevron, Transocean.

       A federal judge dropped all criminal charges against Chevron, Transocean and 17 executives...for a 2011 oil spill of some 155,000 gallons in deep water off Rio state.
      The executives faced a max of 31 years in prison for 'crimes vs the environment.'
      Rio state prosecutors have 5 days to appeal. 
      Chevron and Transocean are still plaintiffs in 2 civil cases...seeking $20 billion in damages...for the same minor Rio spill.
      Chevron has reportedly offered to pay $160 million to end the suits.