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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 »

"Winter Is Coming" as Chevron Fights Ecuadorians in Canada

14 September 2016 | Courthouse News Service

Two years before a judge in the Ecuadorian Amazon handed Chevron a massive judgment for oil pollution, one of its executives pledged to "fight this case until hell freezes over and then fight it out on the ice." So it's fitting that, after more than two decades of litigation across three continents, Chevron could face its final reckoning over a $9.5 billion environmental lawsuit in Canada, where balmy summer days have started to carry an autumn chill.     More »

In Canada Trial, Chevron Fighting Desperately To Hide Embarrassing Information from Public

14 September 2016 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Toronto, Canada – Chevron lawyers and corporate executives are fighting desperately to prevent critical and apparently embarrassing information from spilling over into public view during the high-stakes enforcement trial over the Ecuador environmental judgment that began this week in a Canadian courtroom.     More »

Chevron's Elephant in the Room

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

The elephant is Alberto Guerra, the witness Chevron “prepped” for 53 days to testify against the Ecuadorians and their lawyers on fraud and bribery charges brought by the oil company in a U.S. court to taint the Ecuador judgment.     More »

The Beginning of the End: Day One of Chevron's Legal Farce Comes to Canada

12 September 2016 | The Chevron Pit

The best part of Day One of Chevron's enforcement trial is that it has started. For the oil giant and its odyssey in Ecuador, this could be the beginning of the end.     More »

Epic Court Battle Between Ecuadorian Villagers and Chevron Moves to Canada

12 September 2016 | Free Speech Radio News

FSRN’s Shannon Young spoke with Paul Paz y Miño, Associate Director at Amazon Watch, an environmental non-profit that has campaigned on behalf of affected communities for more than 15 years.     More »