Brazil Looks To Augment $150M Chevron Oil Spill Settlement

Law360, New York (December 19, 2012, 6:21 PM EST) -- A Brazilian environmental official reportedly said Wednesday that the government was pursuing additional payments from Chevron Corp. on top of the $150 million settlement the energy giant has offered to resolve a pair of $11 billion lawsuits over two major oil spills.

Rio de Janiero State Environmental Secretary Carlos Minc said the municipal government would levy fines on Chevron even if the government reached a deal with the company over the civil suits, according to a report from Dow Jones. Minc would not specify how much...
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