In Brazil, Chevron’s lone gunman shoots again

Kenneth Rapoza – Forbes, 04/05/2012

Just like in the movies, it takes just one man, one hero. And in Brazil that hero is one Federal prosecutor named Eduardo Santos de Oliveira.

After an oil spill off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, one man takes on Chevron.

Oliveira is at it again.  After filing one R$20 billion ($11 billion) civil and criminal case against the U.S. multinational for its November spill at the Frade field in the Campos basis deep under the Atlantic Ocean, the federal prosecutor filed another one for the same amount on April 3.  That’s roughly $21 billion for 2,400 barrels of oil, all of which have been cleaned up, none of which have killed a single marine mammal, and not a drop of which have washed up on the beautiful shores of Rio de Janeiro.

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