Brazil Sues Chevron for $11,000,000,000.00, Threatens Shutdown of Chevron Operations

via WSJ:

By MATTHEW COWLEY And JOHN LYONS

SAO PAULO—”A Brazilian federal prosecutor on Wednesday asked a judge to shut down all Chevron Corp. and Transocean Ltd. operations in Brazil in a lawsuit that seeks some 20 billion Brazilian reais ($11 billion) in damages from the companies, the latest legal broadside to the firms since oil leaked from a well they operate in early November.

In a statement announcing the lawsuit, the prosecutor’s office in Campos, a city in Rio de Janeiro state, said Chevron and Transocean “showed a lack of planning and environmental management,” by allowing the leak, which authorities say allowed at least 2,400 barrels to flow into the ocean.”

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203893404577098780998054576.html

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