News and Multimedia from 2007

Ecuadorian Rainforest Communities Send Message to the World: Save Yasuni National Park from Devastation by Oil Industry

Aerial Images To Air During Live Earth Concert Broadcasts
6 July 2007 | Amazon Watch

Indigenous communities from Yasuni National Park, home to some of the most biodiverse primary tropical rainforest on the planet, sent a message to the world today pleading to save the park from devastation by the oil industry.     More »

Chevron Using Unethical Tactics to Avoid Judgment In $10 Billion Rainforest Trial

Series of Legal Setbacks In Ecuador Haunt Company; Charges of Fabricating Evidence
28 August 2007 | Amazon Defense Coalition

After a stunning series of legal reversals, Chevron is being accused by Amazon indigenous leaders of risking major corporate governance problems by fabricating evidence and engaging in a "campaign of intimidation" in Ecuador to derail a rainforest pollution trial as it nears completion.     More »

Offices of Inspector in Ecuador-Chevron Pollution Suit Burglarized, Computers Stolen

20 December 2007 | Associated Press

A court-appointed engineer in charge of determining whether Chevron Corp. caused environmental damage in the Ecuadorean jungle said Wednesday his offices were burglarized and three computers with information about the case were stolen.     More »

Court Expert's Office Burglarized During Calculation of Damages Against Chevron

Spotlight on Chevron as Official Warns His Life is in Danger
19 December 2007 | Amazon Watch

The office of a court-appointed expert tasked with calculating the damages against Chevron (formerly Texaco) for dumping 18 billion gallons of toxic wastewater into the Ecuadorian Amazon has been robbed of information relating to the case.     More »

Ecuador Amazon Plaintiffs Fight Chevron Over Dumping

18 December 2007 | Reuters

After a 14-year court battle, Ecuadorean jungle dwellers expect a verdict next year in their lawsuit charging Chevron with polluting the Amazon and vow to fight more delays by the U.S. oil giant.     More »

NYC Comptroller Wants Chevron to Review Environmental Practices

15 December 2007 | Associated Press

The New York City comptroller wants the Chevron Corp. to review its environmental policies, citing several claims from countries around the world that the oil company is polluting natural resources and damaging local communities.     More »

Thompson Demands Chevron Review International Environmental Practices

14 December 2007 | New York City Pension Funds

New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr., acting on behalf of the New York City Pension Funds, has submitted a shareholder resolution insisting that Chevron Corporation of San Ramon, CA review its environmental policies and procedures.     More »

A Hero CNN Won't Fight For

13 December 2007 | New York Post

Pablo Fajardo of Ecuador was saluted in the "Fighting for Justice" category for his lifelong effort "to force one of the world's largest oil corporations to pay more than $6 billion to clean up toxic waste in the Amazon rain forest."     More »

Pablo Fajardo Wins CNN Hero Award

7 December 2007 | Amazon Watch

Pablo Fajardo, the lead lawyer for the 30,000 plaintiffs in the landmark environmental lawsuit against Chevron (formerly Texaco) in Ecuador has won the CNN Hero award, in the Fighting for Justice category.     More »

Pablo Fajardo Nominated for CNN Hero Award

Plaintiffs Lawyer Chosen from 7,000 Candidates in Global Poll
26 November 2007 | Amazon Watch

Pablo Fajardo, the lead lawyer for the 30,000 plaintiffs in the landmark environmental lawsuit against Chevron (formerly Texaco) in Ecuador has been named as one of three finalists in the Fighting for Justice category of CNN's Hero awards.     More »