Chevron’s proposed Consent Decree

I smell a rat. I hope I’m wrong because I still have a teensy, tiny, microscopic shred of hope in our government. But these were my first suspicions (originally posted on my Facebook page on November 9th).

Definitely something dodgy here, but it may be worse than I thought. Trying to get confirmation but in the meantime, here’s something that will have earned public comment in the next week or so:
http://www.justice.gov/enrd/ConsentDecrees/ENV_ENFORCEMENT-2472562-v1-LODGED_CONSENT_DECREE.PDF

And if you take the above Consent Decree and stir it up with this article (you have to answer a question or two to have access, but it’s no big deal):
http://www.taosnews.com/news/article_6124239e-403d-11e4-a858-438c28553651.html?mode=story

And liberally spice it up with this:
http://geophysics.geoscienceworld.org/content/22/4/870.short?related-urls=yes&legid=gsgpy%3B22%2F4%2F870

What do you (potentially) get?