Brazilian prosecutors should charge Chevron and Transocean for violating environmental laws in connection to an offshore oil spill, federal police recommended. "I am convinced that Chevron's policy regarding the drilling of wells in Brazil is a reckless one, and should the companies be found guilty, they could be permanently banned from operating in Brazil," said Fabio Scliar, chief of the Federal Police department's environmental affairs division. The charges lack merit, Chevron said, adding that it "will vigorously defend the company and its employees."

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