News and Multimedia from 2009

When Chevron Hires Ex-Reporter to Investigate Pollution, Chevron Looks Good

10 May 2009 | The New York Times

What did Chevron do when it learned that "60 Minutes" was preparing a potentially damaging report about oil company contamination of the Amazon rain forest in Ecuador? It hired a former journalist to produce a mirror image of the report, from the corporation's point of view.     Read more...

Chevron Must Clarify Risk in Ecuador Suit, Cuomo Says

6 May 2009 | Bloomberg

Chevron Corp. may have misled shareholders about the risk it faces in a potential $27 billion lawsuit alleging it caused “massive” oil pollution in Ecuador, New York’s attorney general said in a letter to the company.     Read more...

Chevron Lying About Toxins In Mr. Salinas’ Water Well, Evidence Shows

Elderly Man In Ecuador's Rainforest Becomes Target of Global Internet Attacks Fostered by Oil Giant
08 May 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Lago Agrio, Ecuador (May 8, 2009) – Yes, the scientific evidence at trial in Ecuador proves that the freshwater well at the house of Manuel Salinas in Ecuador’s Amazon – featured on 60 Minutes on Sunday – is contaminated with toxic carcinogens. Sorry, Chevron, but Mr. Salinas knows more than you do about his own well.      Read more...

N.Y. Asks Chevron To Explain Pollution Case

7 May 2009 | San Francisco Chronicle

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo sent Chevron Corp. a letter this week questioning whether the oil company has adequately warned shareholders about the risks it faces in a landmark pollution lawsuit in Ecuador.     Read more...

NY Attorney General Questions Chevron in Pollution Lawsuit

6 May 2009 | Associated Press

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has sent a letter to the Chevron Corp., questioning whether executives have been upfront with shareholders about the company's potential liability for decades of pollution in the jungles of Ecuador.     Read more...

Chevron’s Misrepresentations to Shareholders over Ecuador Liability Have Been Obvious for Months

Company “Clearly Hiding” Risk Factors from Investors and Financial Markets, Representatives Say
06 May 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

LAGO AGRIO, Ecuador (BUSINESS WIRE)--Behind the letter sent by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to Chevron over its potential $27 billion environmental liability in Ecuador is a growing concern in the investor community that the company is providing misleading information about its financial risk to regulatory authorities and investors, said an Amazon Defense Coalition official.     Read more...

Chevron Lawyer Stumbles in 60 Minutes Interview over Ecuador Oil Contamination

Sylvia Garrigo Compares Makeup on Her Face to Heavily Contaminated Toxic Waste Pits; "Public Relations Disaster " for Chevron
4 May 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Chevron shocked the public relations and legal worlds Sunday by allowing a relatively unknown in-house lawyer to stumble through an interview trying to defend the company on 60 Minutes.     Read more...

Chevron Produces Phony Online News Coverage to Spread Misinformation about Ecuador Disaster

Oil Giant Fails to Disclose That It Paid for "News" Video Narrated by Former CNN Correspondent Gene Randall
3 May 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

To promote a misinformation campaign about its role in the oil contamination of a pristine area of the rainforest in Ecuador, Chevron recently produced a video that copies the format and style of television news shows and portrays Texaco, now owned by Chevron, as completely blameless in the dumping of billions of gallons of toxic waste into the Amazon jungle.     Read more...

Amazon Crude on 60 Minutes

Amazon Crude on 60 Minutes

3 May 2009 | CBS

New York (May 3, 2009) -- This important documentary is entitled Amazon Crude and focuses on on the class action lawsuit against Chevron for deliberately contaminating the Ecuadorian Amazon and causing a wave of cancer and miscarriages in the region.     Read more...

60 Minutes To Air Segment On Chevron’s “Amazon Chernobyl” In Ecuador’s Rainforest

Shareholders Increasingly Nervous About Possible $27 Billion Liability for Oil Giant
1 May 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Washington, D.C. (May 1, 2009) – The CBS investigative news show 60 Minutes has announced it will air a segment this Sunday about Chevron’s complicity in the contamination of pristine rainforest deep in the Amazon jungle of Ecuador. The highly-acclaimed news show is expected to focus on the sub-standard practices used by Texaco, now owned by Chevron, for oil exploration from 1964 to 1990 when it extracted more than one billion barrels of oil from a pristine area of rainforest that was once home to six thriving indigenous groups.     Read more...