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Step Towards Justice in Chevron Ecuador Contamination Case

Canadian judge rules plaintiffs can take case for asset seizure to trial
23 January 2017 | Amazon Watch

Communities in Ecuador moved another important step closer to justice last week when an Ontario court ruled that they have the right to go to trial in Canada against Chevron, the oil company responsible for deliberately dumping - and then refusing to clean up - 18 billion gallons of toxic waste in their Amazon rainforest homeland.     More »

In Canada, Chevron Faces New Nightmare Scenario Over Ecuador Pollution Liability

23 January 2017 | The Chevron Pit

Judge Glenn Hainey of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled that Ecuadorian indigenous groups from the Amazon rainforest can take the oil giant to trial as part of their effort to seize company assets to pay the $9.5 billion tab needed to remediate their ancestral lands.     More »

Ecuador Villagers Celebrate Victory, Vow to Seize Chevron Assets To Pay for Pollution Clean-Up After Canada Court Decision

20 January 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Toronto, Canada – Leaders of Ecuadorian indigenous rainforest communities have won the right to take Chevron to a short 'mini-trial' to try to seize roughly $12 billion in company assets in Canada to enforce an environmental judgment, despite a technical legal ruling from a trial judge in Toronto that seems to put up a temporary roadblock to their corporate accountability campaign.     More »

Chevron's Massive Pollution In Ecuador Frames Death of Legendary Nurse Rosa Moreno

5 January 2017 | The Chevron Pit

Rosa Moreno, the legendary nurse in Ecuador who spent three decades treating children and others afflicted with cancer in the area of Chevron's oil pollution in the Amazon rainforest, has now herself succumbed to cancer. One might reasonably question whether Chevron's refusal to clean up its pollution in Ecuador played a role in this tragic event.     More »

Legendary Ecuadorian Nurse Who Hosted Celebrities and Battled Chevron Over Pollution Tragically Dies of Cancer

4 January 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

San Carlos, Ecuador – Rosa Moreno, the legendary Ecuadorian nurse who hosted major celebrities such as Brad Pitt in her small jungle health clinic while serving as a medical lifeline to people battling Chevron over oil pollution, has herself succumbed to cancer apparently caused by exposure to toxins in her community.     More »

Ecuadorian Communities Announce Feature Film Project on Epic Battle Over Chevron's "Amazon Chernobyl" Pollution

2 November 2016 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Quito, Ecuador – Leaders of Ecuadorian rainforest communities have teamed up with a two-time American Oscar winner to develop a feature film about their extraordinary two-decade “David v. Goliath” battle to hold Chevron accountable for creating one of the worst oil-related disasters on earth in the Amazon rainforest.     More »

Big Oil Plays Big Victim in Big Ways

Exxon Campaign Against Environmental Groups and AG Offices Eerily Similar To Chevron's Against Ecuadorian Indigenous
31 October 2016 | Medium

Exxon and Chevron have something in common other than oil these days. They both are playing big victims in big ways to distract from their environmental wrongdoing.     More »

Armed With New Evidence, Donziger Asks Full Appellate Court for Rehearing on Ecuador Environmental Case

26 September 2016 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

New York, NY – In a new legal filing, the lawyer for New York human rights attorney Steven Donziger criticized a U.S. federal appellate court's decision in favor of Chevron on the $9.5 billion Ecuador environmental judgment as 'lawless' and urged the entire court to rehear the case taking into account critical new evidence that completely undermines the main factual basis for the prior ruling.     More »

In Canada Enforcement Trial, Ecuadorians Say "Bring On" Chevron's Corrupt Witness Alberto Guerra for Questioning

Oil Giant Also Admits Kaplan’s Flawed U.S. Court Decision Cannot Bind Canadian Trial Judge
19 September 2016 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Toronto, Canada – The lawyer for Ecuadorian villagers in the trial to enforce the $9.5 billion Ecuador judgment said he was ready to question Chevron’s star witness Alberto Guerra on the stand about his false allegations of bribery, but that Chevron appears “afraid” to bring him up to Canada for grilling in open court.     More »

No Money, Power or Influence, But the Ecuadorians Are Still Here, Fighting Chevron

Oil Giant’s 53-Day Fraud, Denying Ecuadorians Justice in Ecuador Contamination Case
15 September 2016 | Medium

Over 23 years ago, 48 Ecuadorians sued Chevron for massive oil contamination in the Amazon rainforest. Nobody thought they would win. They may never see a dime from Chevron. The Ecuadorians have no money; no power; no influence. But, they are still here, demanding justice.     More »