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Updates:  Halliburton Page started 07/04/2018 In This Section - Halliburton:  Quick Links     Excerpted Links     Nigeria     Fracking    Deep Water Quick Links http://www.corpwatch.org/sites/default/files/Goodbye%20Houston.pdf https://www.desmogblog.com/2015/01/22/fracking-boom-expands-near-chaco-canyon-threatens-navajo https://www.daily-times.com/story/money/industries/oil-gas/2017/07/30/putting-chaco-canyon-debate- perspective/479829001/ https://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/26/business/halliburton-pleads-guilty-to-destroying-evidence-after-gulf-spill.html https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1559574 http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2010/jun/09/arianna-huffington/halliburton-kbr-and-iraq-war- contracting-history-s/ http://www.simplyjustice.com/halliburton Excerpted Links (A little more information included than Quick Links) Corp Watch http://www.corpwatch.org/sites/default/files/Goodbye%20Houston.pdf Excerpt: GOODBYE, HOUSTON This year Halliburton’s chief executive officer David Lesar will say goodbye to his downtown Houston offices to wing his way to Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. He also may have bid adios to a Texas size tax bill. Last year’s revenue of $22.58 billion – up from $20.24 billion in 2005 – was a respectable increase, if not quite the $4 billion leap in revenue reported for both 2003 and 2004.1 What stands out for the year of Lesar’s move was the company’s gross profits: they jumped more than a billion dollars, triple what they were in 2004. Unfortunately for the company, much of that extra money has had to be paid out to the federal government in taxes. Tax experts say that the move to Dubai, even though the company is still registered in the U.S., may slash the company’s contribution to the U.S. Treasury in years to come. http://www.corpwatch.org/sites/default/files/Goodbye%20Houston.pdf New York Times:  Halliburton Pleads Guilty to Destroying Evidence After Gulf Spill. Clifford Klauss (2013/07/25) https://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/26/business/halliburton-pleads-guilty-to-destroying-evidence-after-gulf-spill.html Excerpt: Halliburton has agreed to plead guilty to destruction of critical evidence after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010, the Justice Department announced on Thursday. The oil services company said it would pay the maximum allowable fine of $200,000 and will be subject to three years of probation. It will also continue its cooperation in the government’s criminal investigation. Separately, Halliburton made a voluntary contribution of $55 million to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. https://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/26/business/halliburton-pleads-guilty-to-destroying-evidence-after-gulf-spill.html NPR:  Examining Halliburton's 'Sweetheart' Deal in Iraq. Experts Say Lucrative Contracts Yield Razor-Thin Profit Margins. John Burnett. 2003/12/22 https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1559574 Excerpt: Oil services company Halliburton has come under intense scrutiny over its multi-billion-dollar contracts with the U.S. military in Iraq. Congressional critics want to know if the company is engaging in gold-plating contracts -- inflating costs and pocketing the difference. Other critics charge that Halliburton has seemingly become another branch of the U.S. military, while the company's former chief executive officer, Dick Cheney, is now the vice president. https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1559574 Politifact: Halliburton, KBR, and Iraq war contracting: A history so far. Angie Drobnac Holan (2010/06/09) http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2010/jun/09/arianna-huffington/halliburton-kbr-and-iraq-war- contracting-history-s/ Excerpt: And we'll also stipulate that there is a mountain of evidence that many American companies profited off of the government's inefficient contracting system during the rebuilding of Iraq. Dick Cheney was secretary of defense from 1989 to 1993, during the administration of President George H.W. Bush. A few years after leaving office, he became chairman and chief executive officer of Halliburton, a Houston-based oil services company. He led Halliburton until 2000, when he left to run for vice president on a ticket with George W. Bush. The Iraq war began a few years later. Most of the allegations of waste involving Halliburton focus on a subsidary company that Halliburton acquired in 1962, then known as Brown & Root. A series of mergers under Halliburton's ownership led to its current name, Kellogg, Brown & Root, or KBR. Halliburton's KBR held one of the largest contracts given during the Iraq war effort, the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program, or LOGCAP, which was part of the trend of government outsourcing traditionally military duties to the private sector. (We're focusing on the LOGCAP contract in this report because it's the contract that has the potential for "hundreds of millions of dollars" in fraud. There have been other isolated allegations of fraud that involved significantly smaller amounts.) http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2010/jun/09/arianna-huffington/halliburton-kbr-and-iraq-war- contracting-history-s/ Simply Justice http://www.simplyjustice.com/halliburton Excerpt: Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Involvement Halliburton provided the cement work on the Deepwater Horizon, which was said to be the cause of the oil spill.  The improper cementing done by Halliburton would ultimately lead to the oil igniting and causing an explosion. This would cause more that 1.84 million US gallons of oil to be released into the Gulf of Mexico and would spark several lawsuits and federal investigations on the company. Overall, this oil spill was considered to be the largest marine oil spill in the entire history of the petroleum industry.  As of February 2013, the total criminal and civil payments and settlements would cost the company $42.2 billion dollars, while the totals are continuing to add up. Other Halliburton Controversies and Issues Throughout its years of operation, Halliburton has been put under many different controversies. While many of these controversies were brought to court, Halliburton would be required to pay billions for overall damages it has caused. Some of Halliburton’s controversies include: 2002 Harris County, Texas facility was releasing toxic chemicals 2003 Iraq War 2005 Jamie Leigh Jones incident where she was gang raped by seven co-workers at KBR - see also: http://www.disputingblog.com/jones-v-halliburtonkbr-jury-reaches-verdict/ 2006 Farmington, New Mexico facility created toxic cloud 2009 Oil spills in the Timor Sea off Australia 2010 Nigerian government filed corrupt charges against Dick Cheney as chief executive 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion These are merely a few of the most significant cases brought to Halliburton over the past years, however many individuals have lost their lives, suffered damages, and lost jobs due to the Gulf of Mexico oil spills. http://www.simplyjustice.com/halliburton Deep Water New York Times:  Halliburton Pleads Guilty to Destroying Evidence After Gulf Spill. Clifford Klauss (2013/07/25) https://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/26/business/halliburton-pleads-guilty-to-destroying-evidence-after-gulf-spill.html Excerpt: Halliburton has agreed to plead guilty to destruction of critical evidence after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010, the Justice Department announced on Thursday. The oil services company said it would pay the maximum allowable fine of $200,000 and will be subject to three years of probation. It will also continue its cooperation in the government’s criminal investigation. Separately, Halliburton made a voluntary contribution of $55 million to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. https://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/26/business/halliburton-pleads-guilty-to-destroying-evidence-after-gulf-spill.html Fracking Local - San Juan County, NM, Farmington, NM etc. Includes San Juan Basin with its Mancos Shale Desmog: Fracking Boom explands near Chaco Canyon Threatens Navajo (2015/01/22) Photo: Halliburton truck at a fracking industry site on Route 550 in New Mexico. ©2015 Julie Dermansky https://www.desmogblog.com/2015/01/22/fracking-boom-expands-near-chaco-canyon-threatens-navajo By 2013, flares started illuminating the sky between Counselor and the entrance to Chaco Canyon. “Within two years, the area went from undeveloped for oil to becoming a mess. Lack of planning is resulting in wasting natural gas by flaring,” Eisenfeld said. “If the pipeline is permitted, the fracking industry will expand exponentially,” Einsefeld warns. Actor and environmentalist Robert Redford weighed in on the proposed pipeline in a letter to the BLM: “I am writing today to respectfully ask that you deny Saddle Butte LLC’s permit for the Pinion Pipeline. This pipeline will forever change, and in some cases decimate lands owned by the Navajos, private owners and the state and federal government. As important, it will mean thousands of new oil wells at a time when the price of oil has plummeted and climate change threats have increased dramatically.” https://www.desmogblog.com/2015/01/22/fracking-boom-expands-near-chaco-canyon-threatens-navajo Farmington Daily Times  Putting Chaco Canyon [Fracking] Debate in Perspective.  Seems to be written by George Sharpe, Merrion Oil /Gas Investment Mgr (2017/07/30) https://www.daily-times.com/story/money/industries/oil-gas/2017/07/30/putting-chaco-canyon-debate- perspective/479829001/ Nigeria https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halliburton KBR, one of Halliburton's subsidiaries at the time, paid bribes to high-ranking Nigerian officials between 1994 and 2004. Under a deal reached with the U.S. Justice Department, Halliburton has agreed to pay $382 million to settle the bribery case.[13] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halliburton
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