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News and Multimedia from 2008

Ecuador Keeps Up Oil Cleanup Fight Against Chevron

17 November 2008 | Los Angeles Times

On one side are 30,000 mostly peasant farmers who say they are living a health and ecological nightmare caused by careless oil drilling and production methods. On the other side is defendant Chevron, which produced oil here from 1972 to 1990, and which the lawsuit claims polluted a vast swath of the Amazon.      Read more...

Chevron Whitewashes Its Website of Burma

Charges of Rape and Murder Prompt Disappearance of Entire Country from Corporate Website
29 October 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition

San Francisco, CA – Chevron has quietly removed from its website any reference to its operations in Burma, a country where the oil giant has been implicated in allegations of rape and murder connected to a lucrative pipeline project that generates up to $1 billion annually for the country's brutal military regime.     Read more...

High-Stakes Trial in San Francisco Focuses Attention on Chevron's Growing Human Rights Problems Around Globe

Oil Giant Seems Increasingly Out of Step with Industry Rivals with Accusations It Helped Orchestrate Deaths of Nigerian Villagers
Hiring of Bush Administration "Torture Lawyer" Latest Controversy

27 October 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Chevron is embarking today on a high stakes defense in U.S. federal court against charges that it helped orchestrate the killing of two Nigerian villagers at a time when its corporate legal department is under mounting pressure for disregarding human rights issues.     Read more...

Chevron Asked To Disclose Relationship to Pat Murphy

Environmental Group Asserts Oil Giant Paying Writers to Pose As Journalists as Part of Public Relations Campaign
24 October 2008 | Amazon Watch

The environmental group Amazon Watch today called on Chevron and the San Francisco-based writer Pat Murphy to divulge their financial relationship in light of disclosures that Murphy’s website accepts fees for editorial control of news articles written under Murphy’s byline.     Read more...

Amazon Watch & Amazon Defense Coalition Win Business Ethics Award For Holding Chevron Accountable for Oil Contamination in Ecuador

17 October 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Amazon Watch and the Amazon Defense Coalition said today their international campaign to hold Chevron accountable for extensive oil contamination in the Ecuadorian rainforest has received the top Business Ethics Network's BENNY Award.     Read more...

Texaco Ordered Destruction of Oil Spill Documents

Internal Company Memo Raises More Questions about Texaco’s Operations in Amazon Rainforest
Chevron Now Faces $16 Billion Liability and Indictments

15 October 2008

Texaco, now owned by Chevron, ordered its employees to destroy reports documenting oil spills in the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador where the company is now the subject of a $16.3 billion potential liability in a civil lawsuit.     Read more...

Texaco Ordered Destruction of Oil Spill Documents

Internal Company Memo Raises More Questions About Texaco's Operations in Amazon Rainforest
15 October 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Quito, Ecuador – Texaco, now owned by Chevron, ordered its employees to destroy reports documenting oil spills in the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador where the company is now the subject of a $16.3 billion potential liability in a civil lawsuit.     Read more...

Chevron Loses Another Round In Legal Battle Over Ecuador Rainforest Contamination

U.S. Federal Appeals Court Rejects Attempt to Shift Liability
7 October 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition

A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York today denied an attempt by Chevron to shift its multi-billion dollar liability to Ecuador's government for the massive environmental contamination it caused in the Amazon rainforest.     Read more...

October 2008 Rejection of Chevron's Appeal

In October 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied Chevron's attempt to shift its multi-billion dollar liability to Ecuador's government for contamination it caused in the Amazon rainforest. Chevron claims that agreements with the government of Ecuador released it from all legal liability, a claim that the court found to be "without merit."     Read more...

Chevron Loses Major Lobbying Battle In Congress Over Ecuador Trade Benefits

McCain Finance Chair Had Led Campaign
Effort to Quash Claims of Indigenous Tribes Fails

3 October 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Chevron has lost a critical lobbying battle in Congress in its effort to escape a $16.3 billion liability in Ecuador stemming from a landmark environmental case.     Read more...