Brazil bars Chevron executives from leaving over spill

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    Meanwhile BP execs are back in the UK after millions of gallons spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
    Brazil took these execs passports over a 3,000 gallon spill.
    Brazil bars Chevron executives from leaving over spill - CNN

    A federal court in Brazil has issued an order barring 17 executives from U.S. oil giant Chevron and Transocean Ltd. from leaving the country while it mulls criminal charges against them for an oil spill last year.

    Among the 17 who were ordered Saturday by a federal judge in Rio de Janeiro to give up their passports is an American: George Buck, the chief operating officer of Chevron's Brazil division.

    Kurt Glaubitz, a Chevron spokeman, said the company has not received a formal notification of the order.

    "Any legal decision will be abided by the company and its employees," he said. "We will defend the company and its employees."

    The oil spill occurred in deep water off the coast of Rio de Janeiro in November.

    The next month, Brazilian federal prosecutors filed a suit against Chevron and oil rig operator Transocean for 20 billion reais, about $11 billion.

    The civil suit also seeks to halt the operations in Brazil of the oil giant and its rig operator, according to federal prosecutors in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

    "Chevron and Transocean were not able to control the damages caused by the spilling of almost 3,000 barrels of oil, which shows a lack of environmental planning and management by the companies," the prosecutors office said in a statement at the time.
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    That's because Brazil isn't a fascist empire.
     
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    Granny says there's a lotta people dat would work fer the bonus an' let `em keep the salary...
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    Chevron CEO gets $3.5 million cash bonus for 2012
    Apr 2,`13 -- Chevron Corp. says Chairman and CEO John Watson will get a $3.5 million cash bonus for the oil company's big profit in 2012.
     
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    Awesome!

    I've always liked Brazil and its culture. One of my favorite sports/hobbies, brazilian jiu-jitsu. Their beautiful women and beaches. Their wonderful, fresh food.

    Oh, and they are energy independent. And dont start wars they dont really need to fight.

    Crazy concept.
     
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    In this country, Republicans apologized to BP and then blocked the president from investigating. There the oil company is "charged"? What a novel concept.
     
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    In this latest "spill", in Arkansas, the oil company gets off on a technicality.
     
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    Thats the GOP for ya.

    Personal accountability? YES!
    Corporate accountability? Oh holy hell no, how dare you even suggest it!
     

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