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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Buildings housing Brazil’s environmental agencies Ibama and ICMBio in the middle of the Amazon forest were set ablaze on Friday by miners retaliating against the confiscation of barges used for...
By Julia Averbuck, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Federal Police has opened an official in inquiry in the Division of Environmental Crimes in Rio in which it accuses national oil company Petrobras of dumping highly-toxic residues in...
By Ségolène Poirier, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Prosecutors from the Federal Public Ministry (MPF) in Campos called for a new law suit of R$20 billion from Chevron and the drilling company Transocean for an oil leak which...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Following the new oil leak reported by Chevron on Wednesday, March 15th, the company announced it would temporarily stop all production in Brazil. Now federal prosecutor Eduardo de Oliveira...
By Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On the same day as the new Petrobrás CEO, Maria das Graças Foster, was sworn in, the company reported a leak off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state, in...
By Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - New Petrobrás CEO Maria das Graças Foster was sworn in yesterday (February 13th) as president of Petrobrás, promising an administration based on dialogue and continuity "without forgetting for a moment"...
By Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The American oil company Chevron was fined another R$10 million on December 23rd by the IBAMA (Brazilian Institute of Environment and Natural Resources). Then just a week later they...
By Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Japanese company Modec, which provides services to the oil industry, was fined R$16.6 million last week for an oil spill in Ilha Grande Bay along the southern coast of...
By Jewellord T. Nem Singh, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – The National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Combustibles (ANP) has recently confirmed operational difficulties causing interruptions in running the main well in the Libra drilling project. This is...
By Jewellord T. Nem Singh, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in April 20th, taking eleven lives, and continues to leaks 1,000 barrel per day. British Petroleum (BP), the main...
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