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How Reporter Paul Barrett Got It Wrong on Chevron's Calamity in Ecuador

28 September 2014 | The Chevron Pit

Chevron's $9.5 billion environmental liability in Ecuador, affirmed by eight separate appellate judges, has been haunting company CEO John Watson and his shareholders for years. In a new book on the litigation – one replete with factual errors and lacking even a single footnote – Businessweek reporter Paul Barrett largely adopts the myopically narrow perspective of the U.S. business community.      More »

NYT Columnist Joe Nocera Hides Major Conflict of Interest Over Chevron's Ecuador Case

24 September 2014 | The Chevron Pit

We have long known business writer Joe Nocera to be the resident lightweight of the NYT op-ed page. It was no surprise, then, when Nocera decided to help his Businessweek buddy Paul Barrett promote his one-sided new book on Chevron’s ecological calamity in Ecuador.     More »

Chevron Faces Increasing Challenges from Ecuador Judgment

24 September 2014 | Inside Counsel

If the goal of the company was to defeat its liability in Ecuador, it thus far has failed. Business and legal problems related to the Ecuador judgment, even with a recent ruling by a U.S. judge in favor of the company, show little sign of abating and continue to multiply across jurisdictions as described in detail below.     More »

Fortune's Roger Parloff Now Helping Chevron Smear Those Who Held It Accountable

19 September 2014 | The Chevron Pit

Fortune legal reporter Roger Parloff seems upset over Chevron's diminishing prospects of evading its $9.5 billion environmental liability in Ecuador.     More »

Random House and BusinessWeek's Paul Barrett Receive Defamation Notice over Chevron Pollution Case

18 September 2014 | Donziger and Associates

New York, NY – Random House and BusinessWeek reporter Paul M. Barrett face a potential defamation claim over a pro-Chevron book about an environmental litigation in Ecuador that is riddled with errors, fictional scenes and defamatory assertions.     More »

How Chevron's Scientists Misled Courts and Public About Death and Disease in Ecuador

11 September 2014 | Huffington Post

Chevron's goal has been to create doubt about the contamination's impact, arguing no proof exists that its oil and its operations harmed the environment or an Ecuadorian villager ever, even though Chevron's predecessor Texaco explored for oil exclusively in the concession area and was the only operator of all of the well sites from 1964 to 1990.     More »

Chevron Racism Toward Ecuador Highlighted by Court Decision in BP Case

10 September 2014 | The Chevron Pit

We would submit there is no way on God’s Earth that CEO Watson and the members of the Chevron Board of Director would dare to treat American victims of the company’s pollution as viciously as they continue to treat their victims in Ecuador.      More »

Rolling Stone Nails Chevron for Corrupt Acts in Ecuador Litigation

5 September 2014 | The Chevron Pit

None other than Rolling Stone (with its 4 million Twitter followers) has now weighed in on Chevron's environmental catastrophe and cover-up in Ecuador. The picture is not pretty for company management and shareholders.     More »

Sludge Match: Inside Chevron's $9 Billion Legal Battle with Ecuadorian Villagers

For more than two decades, energy giant Chevron and Ecuadorian activists, led by American lawyer Steven Donziger, have been embroiled in a contentious lawsuit about who is responsible for contaminating a vast swath of the Amazon
28 August 2014 | Rolling Stone

"What gets lost in the twists and turns of this lawsuit is the only thing that matters," says Mitch Anderson of ClearWater, a NGO that works to provide clean water to the affected communities. "The people of the Amazon continue to grow crops out of contaminated soil and bathe in contaminated rivers."     More »

Conflict of Interest: Businessweek's Paul Barrett Now an Advocate for Chevron in Ecuador Dispute

31 July 2014 | The Chevron Pit

With his track record of bias in favor of Chevron already part of the historical record, Businessweek’s Paul Barrett appears to have become a full-blown public advocate for the oil giant in its legal dispute with Ecuadorian villagers over the massive contamination of their ancestral lands.      More »