ChevronToxico

News and Multimedia from 2006

Amazon Watch Letter to Chevron CEO Regarding Apparent Intimidation of Ecuador Plaintiffs

31 October 2006 | Amazon Watch

Amazon Watch sent this letter to Chevron CEO David O'Reilly, urging the company to clearly disassociate itself from attempts to intimidate and harm members of the plaintiffs' legal team in Ecuador, and to launch an investigation of those actions.     Read more...

Amazon Watch Letter to Chevron CEO Regarding Apparent Intimidation of Ecuador Plaintiffs

31 October 2006

Amazon Watch sent this letter to Chevron CEO David O'Reilly, urging the company to clearly disassociate itself from attempts to intimidate and harm members of the plaintiffs' legal team in Ecuador, and to launch an investigation of those actions.     Read more...

Trial Team In Chevron's $6 Billion Ecuador Rainforest Suit Faces New Threats

Amnesty International ‘Urgent Action’ Prompts 600 Letters From 22 Countries To Ecuador’s Government
30 October 2006 | Amazon Watch

More than 600 people from 22 countries have sent letters to Ecuador's government demanding protection for the legal team suing Chevron in a landmark $6 billion pollution trial in Ecuador's rainforest after a series of new threats.     Read more...

Chronology of Intimidation Attempts

26 October 2006

This document outlines the various threats, burglaries and other attempts to intimidate members of the plaintiffs' legal team in Ecuador that occurred in a disturbing pattern during 2005 and 2006.     Read more...

Corporate Accountability Campaigns on Coke, Shell, Chevron Receive BENNY Awards

19 October 2006 | Business Ethics Network

The premier international network of corporate accountability campaigners the Business Ethics Network (BEN) has announced its annual BENNY Awards for outstanding achievement in advancing corporate ethics. The awards were announced at the BEN annual conference held in Sonoma County, California.     Read more...

UC Berkeley's Law School and Human Rights Center to Examine Chevron's Ecuador Legacy

Amazon Watch and Environmental Lawyer Will Address Meeting on Landmark Class-Action Lawsuit
9 October 2006 | Amazon Watch

The environmental and human catastrophe allegedly wrought by Chevron in the Ecuadorian Amazon will be under the spotlight at the University of California, Berkeley this week at a talk on the landmark $6 billion class-action lawsuit against the oil major.     Read more...

Chevron Employees Urged to Stand Up to Management over $6 Billion Ecuador Disaster

Direct Appeal Made By Amazon Watch To Save Indigenous Lives In Rainforest
29 September 2006 | Amazon Watch

A leading environmental group today urged thousands of Chevron employees to challenge company management over the oil company's continued refusal to clean up billions of gallons of toxic waste dumped into Ecuador's rainforest over a 28-year period.     Read more...

Open Letter to Chevron Employees

29 September 2006

This 2006 letter warns Chevron employees that their company has not told them the full truth about its responsibility in Ecuador, and urges them to help Chevron do the right thing and become an industry leader by funding a full remediation in Ecuador.     Read more...

Oil troubles in Ecuador

An indigenous group is battling Chevron in court over contamination from decades of drilling. OTIS HART breaks down the case some call 'ChevronToxico.'
28 September 2006 | Associated Press

The Cofan nation, an indigenous people from the Ecuador-Colombia border region, is part of a class-action suit that claims Texaco was careless when it drilled for oil between 1964 and 1992, and that the area remains badly polluted.     Read more...

September 2006 Report

New Results Suggest Chevron Faces Mounting Liability
13 September 2006

As the historic $6 billion pollution trial against Chevron in Ecuador nears its final phase, the latest scientific results demonstrate that the company faces a massive potential liability for creating levels of toxicity in the rainforest up to thousands of times higher than permitted by Ecuadorian and U.S. law.     Read more...