Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Shell Oil Co.
Current Parent Company: 
Royal Dutch Shell
Penalty: 
$20,000,000
Year: 
2008
Date: 
May 29, 2008
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Shell Oil agreed to pay $10 million in damages, make $10 million in donations to environmental projects, and donate 100 acres of land, in settlement of allegations its pesticide manufacture caused environmental contamination at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal. The U.S. Army paid also settled for contamination caused by chemical weapons production at the same location.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Colorado Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Colorado
Facility City: 
Rocky Mountain Arsenal
HQ Country of Parent: 
Netherlands
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
oil and gas
Specific Industry of Parent: 
oil & gas
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Parent company note: 
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