Rio police seek to indict Chevron, Transocean officials

Federal police in Brazil on Wednesday recommended the indictment of several Chevron and Transocean officials involved in an oil spill in early November for environmental crimes and withholding information in an investigation.

Brazil Reports Another Oil Spill Near Rio de Janiero

Roughly 2,600 gallons of oil have leaked off the Brazilian coast since Sunday. The spill, reported Agence France Presse, threatens an area of the country's coast line that Carlos Minc, Environment Secretary in Rio de Janiero state, called an ecological treasure.

A New Yorker's Opinion: Tiger Woods' Win Contrasts with Kennedy Honors for Diamond, Streep, Rollins, Cook and Ma

The annual Kennedy Center Gala this year bestowed its recognition on Diamond, actress Meryl Streep, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, singer Barbara Cook and saxophonist Sonny Rollins. It's also a weekend that saw the comeback victory of Tiger Woods, the personally troubled golf great, who finally won a tournament after a two-plus-year drought, the Chevron Challenge and Sherman Oaks, held Sunday in Los Angeles. Why do we hold up athletes as role models so much more often than we do artists?


A tribal leader of the indigenous Secoya people of Ecuador's northern Amazon rainforest at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on May 19, 2011.

Corrected: Chevron Named One of the Most Toxic Energy Companies of 2011

The public relations campaign at end of year 2010 is proving to be a hard one for U.S. oil giant Chevron Corporation. Faced with an oil leak, the suspension of its drilling rights and severe public backlash all in Brazil, the company has now been labeled the most toxic energy company.