ChevronToxico

News and Multimedia from 2010

Chevron Sting Operative in U.S. Court over Charges He "Cooked Evidence" in Ecuador Lawsuit, Trying to Quash Subpoena and Avoid Testimony

10 November 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

San Francisco, CA – Self-described Chevron sting operative Diego Borja, scheduled to appear in court today in San Francisco, is conceding that the oil giant "cooked" evidence to defend itself against a multi-billion oil contamination lawsuit in the Ecuadorian rainforest, according to documents filed in court.     More »

Video: Chevron Oilfield Worker Describes Toxic Dumping in Ecuador

8 November 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Lago Agrio, Ecuador – A former Chevron oilfield worker has described in graphic detail how the company ordered its employees to systematically dump toxic waste into the waterways of the Amazon rainforest, according to representatives of the communities suing the oil giant.     More »

Chevron Botched Remediation In Ecuador, According To Video Circulating On Internet

Well Site Tested At Ten Times Above Legal Limit, But Chevron Says It is Clean
2 November 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Washington, DC – A video making its way around the internet presents definitive proof that Chevron is engaging in fraud in Ecuador by leaving behind toxic waste pits that it claims to have remediated, say representatives of the indigenous communities suing the oil giant for billions of dollars in clean-up costs.     More »

Three Chevron Lawyers Sanctioned For Obstructing Ecuador Environmental Trial

Facing $113 Billion in Potential Damages, Chevron Lawyers Seek Any Opportunity to Delay
29 October 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Lago Agrio, Ecuador – A trial court has sanctioned and fined three Chevron lawyers for obstructing the trial where Chevron faces a multi-billion dollar judgment for the deliberate dumping of 18 billion gallons of toxic waste, according to court papers made available today.     More »

Former Chevron/Texaco Worker in Ecuador: We Dumped Pollution into the Rainforest

Former Chevron/Texaco Worker in Ecuador: We Dumped Pollution into the Rainforest

27 October 2010

A former oil operations assistant for Texaco (now Chevron) in Ecuador explains how oil workers were told to dump toxic waste directly into the rainforest environment.     More »

Chevron Sting Operative Faces Deposition Under Federal Court Order

Judge Orders Wayne Hansen Deposed, Documents Turned Over as Scandal Tainting Oil Giant Widens
26 October 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Fresno, CA – A federal court in California has ordered the deposition of Chevron sting operative Wayne Hansen, the convicted drug trafficker who in 2009 engaged in a "dirty tricks" operation for the oil giant in Ecuador that tried to undermine a trial judge, according to court papers.     More »

Ecuador Bishop Criticizes Chevron for Its Role in World's Largest Oil-Related Catastrophe

Seeks Assistance of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops As Humanitarian Crisis Worsens
20 October 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Lago Agrio, Ecuador – In another blow to Chevron's image, a prominent Bishop who lives in the area of Ecuador where Chevron is embroiled in a multi-billion environmental lawsuit, has strongly criticized the oil giant for harming local residents with toxic contamination, it was learned today.     More »

Radical Chevron Ad Campaign Highlights Industry Problems

By honestly featuring oil industry problems, Chevron "We Agree" campaign scores ad industry first
18 October 2010 | Chevron (The Yes Men)

San Ramon, CA – Chevron Corp. announced a new global advertising campaign this week aimed at showing Chevron as a "real people" corporation, and admitting to abuses that companies usually try to hide.     More »

Chevron's Misleading Ad Campaign Ignores Toxic Legacy in Ecuador Rainforest

New Video Provides Devastating Proof of Chevron Toxic Pits in Ecuador
18 October 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Washington, DC – Chevron's abandonment of hundreds of toxic waste pits in Ecuador is being highlighted in a new video by the environmental group Amazon Watch as leaders of indigenous groups from that country blasted the oil giant for launching a misleading advertising campaign designed to cover up its massive environmental liabilities.     More »

Chevron's Ecuador Cancer Problem: 10,000 People at Risk of Contracting Disease in Coming Decades, Says Expert

Oil Giant Faces Up to $69 Billion in Liability for Potential Cancer Deaths
14 October 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Quito, Ecuador – Almost 10,000 people in Ecuador face a significant risk of contracting cancer in the coming decades due to Chevron's refusal to clean up the billions of gallons of oil waste it dumped into the rain forest, a leading American expert has reported to the Ecuador court where Chevron is a defendant in a multi-billion dollar environmental trial.     More »