Chevron faces criminal charges (again) over Brazil oil spill

Brazilian judges ordered a reopening of criminal charges over the 3,600 barrel oil spill

Thought Chevron Corp. had smooth sailing after a $150 million settlement with the Brazilian government over a November 2011 oil spill led to criminal charges in the case being dropped? As it turns out, the company and 11 of its employees can’t breathe easy quite yet.

Brazilian judges ordered a reopening of criminal charges against Chevron and 11 employees over the 3,600 barrel oil spill. The same prosecutor’s office that drew up the settlement is now working the criminal portion of the case, attempting to show that Chevron should be held responsible for a disaster that it does not claim it committed.

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