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The New Corporate Playbook, or What To Do When Environmentalists Stand in Your Way

29 June 2016 | Huffington Post

As part of their Ecuador strategy, Chevron harassed activists, like Amazon Watch, and environmental experts, like the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW), with discovery requests, and sued litigation funders to deprive the affected Ecuadorians and their legal team of the ability to mount a defense. Our lawyers at EarthRights International defended Amazon Watch and other activists, and – thankfully – Chevron was rebuffed. But defending against these efforts is a huge drain on our resources and those of our clients. Both ERI and our NGO clients had our hands full for the year it took to defeat Chevron's subpoenas. That, of course, was the point and we now realize that we must be ready for the next legal action, no matter how frivolous.     More »

U.S. Supreme Court Decision Undermines Chevron's Defense in Ecuador Pollution Case

28 June 2016 | The Chevron Pit

Chevron's faltering "racketeering" (or RICO) case against the Ecuadorian villagers the company poisoned with its toxic dumping was just rendered a nullity by the U.S. Supreme Court, dealing another major blow to the oil giant as it attempts to evade paying the $11 billion pollution judgment.     More »

U.S. Supreme Court Deals Blow to Chevron on Ecuador Pollution Case in Latest RICO Decision

27 June 2016 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

New York, NY – Chevron last week suffered a major setback when a U.S. Supreme Court decision sharply curtailed the use of a racketeering statute the company had been using in a last-ditch effort to delay enforcement of an $11 billion pollution judgment won by Ecuadorian villagers.     More »

Chevron’s Garbage Fire Sale

27 June 2016 | Eye on the Amazon

Chevron sending up massive flares in Richmond is not the only sign things are getting hot for the oil giant on the run from a $11 billion verdict.     More »

Indigenous Ecuadorian Leader Confronts Chevron CEO at Shareholder Meeting

25 May 2016 | Rising Up with Sonali

Solani Kolhatkar interviewed Paul Paz y Miño, Associate Director
of Amazon Watch.     More »

Karen Hinton Rejoining Amazon Villagers to Battle Chevron Over $11B Pollution Judgment in Ecuador

8 June 2016 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Quito, Ecuador – Karen Hinton, the press secretary for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, is rejoining the campaign of indigenous and farmer communities in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest to force Chevron to pay up on a historic $11 billon environmental judgment imposed for the dumping of billions of gallons of toxic oil waste.     More »

Chevron CEO Watson Shows He Is Out of Touch on Ecuador Litigation, Fossil Fuels

26 May 2016 | The Chevron Pit

Chevron CEO John Watson and his Board of Directors seemed terribly out of touch at the company's annual meeting this week where they were once again pounded by the environmental group Amazon Watch and its allies. Watson simply refused to deal with his two key challenges: the $11 billion Ecuador pollution judgment, and climate change.     More »

In "Epic Fight for Justice," Activists Descend on Chevron Meeting

Like ExxonMobil, Chevron rejected a host of resolutions aimed at addressing its role in climate change
25 May 2016 | Common Dreams

"This is an epic fight for justice and Chevron management is living in denial if it thinks we will ever go away until justice is served," said Paul Paz y Miño of Amazon Watch.     More »

Chevron Draws Protest on Climate and Ecuador

25 May 2015 | Courthouse News

"Mr. Watson, stop your racism against us," said Secoya leader Humberto Piaguaje. "We are neither manipulated nor will we ever be manipulated by lawyers or anyone else, as you continually repeat. We are intelligent enough to think and act for ourselves and to seek justice."     More »

Chevron CEO and Board Confronted for Lying To Shareholders, SEC and Public at Annual Shareholder Meeting

Watson unable to respond to fraud charges and clear ethics violations
25 May 2016 | Amazon Watch

After six years as Chevron CEO and Chair of the Board John Watson has been unable to resolve major shareholder unrest over his leadership. In one of its strongest rebukes to date, thirty percent of Chevron shareholders representing $57.6 billion of assets under management sent a clear message to Watson and his team on the Ecuador issue: your leadership has failed.      More »