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News and Multimedia from 2009

Uprising Radio Interview on Chevron Shareholder Meeting

26 May 2008 | Uprising Radio

Ahead of its annual shareholder meeting tomorrow, the Chevron Corporation is facing increasing scrutiny for its business practices around the world from California to Ecuador.     More »

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Interview on "The True Cost of Chevron: An Alternative Annual Report"

26 May 2009 | Democracy Now

Just ahead of Chevron's shareholder meeting, a new report tells shareholders more about the hidden and underreported costs of these profits. The alternative annual report brings together stories from communities across the world directly affected by and in struggle against Chevron's operations     More »

Chevron Shareholders Warned That Board of Directors Is Shirking Its Fiduciary Duties On Ecuador

On Eve of Showdown At Annual Meeting, Letter Explains How Management Puts Out False and Misleading Information
Former Sen. Sam Nunn Cited for Failing to Listen to Concerns

25 May 2009 | Amazon Watch

Representatives of indigenous and farming communities from Ecuador’s Amazon will be present at Chevron's Annual General Meeting to bring their 15 year battle for justice to the oil giant's doorstep. They will address CEO David O’Reilly before shareholders. There will be an accompanying protest by a large coalition of human rights and environmental organizations outside the building.     More »

Amazon Watch Letter to Shareholders

25 May 2009 | Amazon Watch

We write to inform you of important facts relating to this liability that Chevron management appears to be hiding from shareholders as part of an 11th-hour campaign to defeat Resolution 10 at the company's annual meeting on May 27, 2009. We also write to correct information that is false, misleading, or incomplete that Chevron has filed with the SEC and sent to shareholders.     More »

Amazonian Leaders from Ecuador Arriving for Showdown with Chevron at Annual General Meeting

With Record Court Judgment Looming, Goldman Prize Winner and Cofán Indigenous Leader to Confront Chevron CEO
22 May 2009 | Amazon Watch

Representatives of indigenous and farming communities from Ecuador’s Amazon will be present at Chevron's Annual General Meeting to bring their 15 year battle for justice to the oil giant's doorstep. They will address CEO David O’Reilly before shareholders. There will be an accompanying protest by a large coalition of human rights and environmental organizations outside the building.     More »

Chevron Management Dealt Major Blow with CalPERS Announcement on Ecuador

California Pension Fund Voting for Resolution Stemming from Chevron’s $27 Billion Ecuador Liability in Rainforest
21 May 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

San Francisco, CA (May 21, 2009) – Chevron is facing a shareholder rebuke at its annual meeting next week over the company's $27 billion Ecuador liability with the announcement that the nation's largest public pension fund in California is defying the recommendation of company management and voting for a resolution on the issue.      More »

Chevron Board Member Armacost Tied to Conflict of Interest Over Cancer Study in Ecuador’s Amazon

Disclosure Follows Investigation by New York Attorney General into Shareholder Complaints
19 May 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, New York (May 19, 2009) – A highly-criticized study financed by Chevron to “prove” that the dumping of billions of gallons of toxic waste into Ecuador’s rainforest did not cause cancer failed to disclose that the study was conducted by a company tied to a member of Chevron’s Board of Directors, say representatives of the Amazon Defense Coalition.      More »

Chevron Liability in Ecuador Pollution Case Approaches $27 Billion

Court Judgment Expected this Year
18 May 2009 | Trillium Asset Management

Five years ago, I had the privilege of getting a firsthand look at the evidence in one of the most important lawsuits being heard anywhere in the world. The exhibits are a number of oily pits and ponds scattered throughout the state of Sucumbios, Ecuador, right in the middle of the Amazon rainforest.      More »

In Ecuador, Resentment of an Oil Company Oozes

15 May 2009 | The New York Times

Mention to Anita Ruíz the name of the giant oil company Chevron, and she trembles with rage. At her wooden hut here in the Amazon forest, where oil-project flares illuminate the night sky, she points to a portrait of her youngest son, who died seven years ago of leukemia at age 16.     More »

Chevron Trying to “Greenwash” Polluter Image in Washington Conference on Clean Technology

Oil Company Scrambling after Media Coverage Exposes Environmental Damage Left Behind in Ecuador
14 May 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Washington, D.C. (May 14, 2009) – Chevron today is taking part in a “Green Technology” roundtable in an apparent attempt to deflect some of the harm caused by its increasingly high profile as a corporate polluter in Ecuador, where it faces a potential $27 billion clean-up tab for dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste into the Amazon, campaigners who monitor the company said today.     More »