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Chevron's 12-Step Program to Obtain Impunity for Its Crimes and Abuses in Ecuador

18 December 2014 | The Chevron Pit

Why has Chevron still not paid up for its destruction of Ecuador's ecosytem after 22 years of litigation? And why has Chevron still not paid a dollar directly to those affected by its pollution in Ecuador when BP voluntarily put up $20 billion to compensate victims within weeks of its much less impactful Gulf oil spill in the United States?     More »

Canada's Supreme Court Poised to Force Chevron to Stand Trial Over $9.5 Billion Judgment

Chevron Lawyer Clark Hunter Poses Dare to Justices: "Fairness" Should Have Nothing to Do with It
16 December 2014 | The Chevron Pit

Chevron's brazen plan to inflict a "lifetime of litigation" on the indigenous communities it poisoned in Ecuador's Amazon continues to grind its way through courts around the world.     More »

Chevron Maneuvering to Block Ecuadorian Villagers from Enforcing $9.5 Billion Judgment in Canadian Courts

10 December 2014 | Hinton Communications

Ottawa, Canada – Trying to make good on its promise of a "lifetime of litigation" to avoid paying for a clean-up of Ecuador's rainforest, Chevron will ask the Supreme Court of Canada this week to create a new jurisdictional hurdle that likely would close off the country's courts to indigenous communities seeking to enforce their $9.5 billion environmental judgment against the company.     More »

Chevron Trying to Suppress Expert Report that Undermines Company's Star Witness in Ecuador Pollution Trial

4 December 2014 | Hinton Communications

New York, NY – As its much-vaunted racketeering verdict over a $9.5 billion Ecuador liability faces likely reversal, Chevron is now trying to suppress a new expert report that appears to provide yet more evidence that the oil giant's star witness was corrupt and lied to the U.S. judge who presided over the racketeering case.     More »

Public Eye Lifetime Award and The Yes Men Mark Farewell from Davos

19 November 2014 | Berne Declaration

After 15 years of the Public Eye, the Berne Declaration and Greenpeace Switzerland are taking stock and, in their farewell to Davos and the WEF, will present a final award to one company for its lifetime achievements in corporate irresponsibility.     More »

Chevron's Sham Remediation in Ecuador: Toxic Oil Pits Continue to Contaminate

14 November 2014 | Huffington Post

The contamination of indigenous' ancestral homelands and the disease and death left behind is unlike anything you have ever seen. And, even though Ecuador's Supreme Court has upheld the $9.5 billion judgment against the oil giant, Chevron refuses to pay, arguing the agreement released it from any liability.     More »

Law Scholar Criticizes U.S. Judge Kaplan for Using "Judicial Slander" to Undermine Ecuador Pollution Case

10 November 2014 | Hinton Communications

New York, NY – A prominent U.S. law scholar is criticizing a federal judge and Chevron for using tainted witness testimony and "international judicial slander" to illegally undermine efforts by Ecuadorian rainforest villagers to collect a $9.5 billion environmental judgment needed to clean up the extensive contamination of their ancestral lands.     More »

Ecuadorian Villagers Urge U.S. State Department Official to Demand Chevron Pay $9.5 Billion Pollution Judgment

High-level Diplomat Roberta Jacobson Told Not to Lobby for Chevron During Visit to Quito to Meet Government Officials
4 November 2014 | Hinton Communications

Quito, Ecuador – Rainforest indigenous groups are urging a top-level official from the U.S. State Department to demand Chevron abide by the rule of law and pay its $9.5 billion Ecuador pollution liability when she makes a surprise visit to the Andean nation's capital this week.     More »

Donziger Is a Hero, Not a Charlatan

Invariably, when someone stands up to a bully, the bully claims to be the victim
3 November 2014 | Wall Street Journal

As one of Steven Donziger's trial counsel, I thought I would point out the obvious: Bret Stephens's book review of Law of the Jungle tells us little about Paul M. Barrett's book, and a lot about how sensationalized “facts” are used by Chevron, Mr. Barrett and the Journal to distract from the fundamental questions raised by 20 years of litigation.     More »

Meet the Amazon Tribespeople Who Beat Chevron in Court – but Are Still Fighting for Clean Water

With the judgment in their favor tied up in a New York courtroom, indigenous residents of Ecuador's oil-polluted rainforest are going back to basics
30 October 2014 | TakePart

"It fills me with rage to see what the oil companies have done to my people," says ClearWater coordinator Nemonte Nenquimo. "We are not supposed to be controlled by an oil company. Waorani are meant to lively freely."     More »