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News and Multimedia from 2008

Chevron: The Real Human Story in Ecuador

Chevron: The Real Human Story in Ecuador

8 September 2008

Humberto, an Indigenous leader from Ecuador, describes the impacts of Chevron's oil exploration in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest.     Read more...

Evidence of Fraudulent Remediation

September 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition

This chart summarizes laboratory results that show 45 of 54 pits that Chevron claims to have "completely remediated" still contain illegal levels of toxic contaminants. Evidence such as this forms the basis for the 2008 indictment of two Chevron lawyers in Ecuador for fraud, in conjunction with the supposed remediation.     Read more...

Fact Sheet on 2008 Indictment of Chevron Lawyers in Ecuador

September 2008

Fact sheet on the historic legal case, and the reasons for the indictment in September 2008 of two Chevron attorneys accused of defrauding the Ecuadorian government with an inadequate remediation of contaminated sites in the 1990s.     Read more...

Chevron Paying Heavy Price For Texaco's Mistakes in Ecuador, Says Amazon Defense Coalition

Talk of Settlement Reflects Dwindling Legal Options After Court Expert Finds Damages in Billions
18 August 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Chevron's surprise announcement that it would be open to talks to resolve a possible $16.3 billion liability for environmental damage in Ecuador reflects the company's dwindling legal options in a long-running lawsuit over who pays for the clean-up of what even Chevron now acknowledges is a huge disaster.     Read more...

Chevron's Comment Dismissing Ecuador as "Little Country" Causing Concern in Latin America

14 August 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition

With pressure mounting from a major environmental lawsuit in Ecuador, Chevron rebuked one of its Washington lobbyists who suggested the U.S. shouldn't let "little countries" like Ecuador "screw around" with big companies by letting lawsuits proceed against them in foreign courts.     Read more...

Chevron Rebukes Own Washington Lobbyist for Embarrassing Comments on Ecuador Legal Case

Suggested U.S. Government Shouldn't Allow "Little Countries" To "Screw Around" With Big Companies
13 August 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition

With pressure mounting from a major environmental lawsuit in Ecuador, Chevron has publicly rebuked one of its Washington lobbyists who had suggested "little countries" like Ecuador shouldn't be allowed by the U.S. government to "screw around" with large companies by letting lawsuits proceed against them in foreign courts.      Read more...

Amazonian Chernobyl

Ecuador's oil environment disaster
8 August 2008 | Daily Telegraph

Millions of gallons of crude oil and toxic waste - the legacy of an oil extraction programme - has blighted 1,700 hectares of land and poisoned the rivers and streams in Sucumbios in the north-east corner of Ecuador.     Read more...

Oil and Justice in the Amazon

6 August 2008 | On Point - WBUR, NPR

In a town called Lago Agrio, "sour lake," deep in the oil-rich rain forest of Ecuador, what could be the biggest environmental lawsuit in history is being fought.     Read more...

Chevron Accused of Misleading Investors over $16 Billion Litigation Risk on Eve of Earnings Report

Lawsuit’s Plaintiffs Claim Oil Giant Avoiding Full Disclosure
1 August 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition

In advance of Chevron's quarterly earnings report, representatives of Amazon indigenous leaders are warning oil industry analysts and the public markets that Chevron’s management is downplaying the company’s $16 billion litigation risk in a historic environmental case in Ecuador.     Read more...

Amazon Indians Accuse Chevron Lobbyists of Misleading Congress over $16 Billion Liability

Tribal Leaders Say Oil Giant Disrespects "Rule of Law," Plan Trip to Washington to Meet with Congress
31 July 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Leaders from Ecuador's rainforest, suing Chevron over the "Amazon Chernobyl", are accusing the oil giant of misleading the Bush Administration and Congress to escape a potential $16 billion liability in an environmental lawsuit.     Read more...