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News and Multimedia from 2010

Chevron Hit with Motion for Preliminary Injunction in Federal Court to Stop Arbitration

Ecuador Accuses Oil Giant of Reneging on Promises to US Federal Court and "Triple Forum Shopping"
10 February 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

In a blistering attack against Chevron, lawyers for the government of Ecuador accused the oil giant of "triple forum shopping" and reneging on legally-enforceable promises in a motion asking a federal judge to shut down an international arbitration that Chevron is using to try to escape a potential $27 billion environmental liability.     Read more...

Chevron Caught Misrepresenting Facts about Expert Report in Ecuador Trial

Oil Giant "Desperate" to Derail $27 Billion Liability
09 February 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

In its latest attempt to evade a $27 billion liability in Ecuador, Chevron is misrepresenting key facts about a court-appointed expert who conducted a damages assessment not to the company’s liking, representatives of the plaintiffs announced.     Read more...

Chevron Facing Free Speech Problems In U.S. Over Defense of $27 Billion Ecuador Lawsuit

Charges of Intimidation as Corporate Executives "Freak Out" at Houston Marathon
26 January 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Steven Karpas, director of the marathon, told the runners from RAN that "higher ups at Chevron are freaking out" and threatened to arrest them if they didn’t leave. Police then ejected the runners from the city-owned and operated building for exercising their right to free speech, giving rise to First Amendment claims against both the city of Houston and Chevron, according to RAN.     Read more...

Ecuador Class Action Plaintiffs Strike Back at Chevron's Cynical Game of Musical Jurisdictions

18 January 2010 | International Business Law Advisor

The seventeen-year war between Ecuador’s 30,000 class plaintiffs against oil giant Chevron continues its global odyssey, as the oil giant pulls out every trick in the book to avoid an impending $27 Billion judgment against it in Ecuador for contaminating an immense portion of rainforest and devastating the local population.     Read more...

Chevron Plaintiffs Ask U.S. Court for Action

15 January 2010 | The Wall Street Journal

Plaintiffs suing Chevron Corp. for $27 billion in alleged environmental damages in Ecuador are asking a U.S. court to halt the company's bid to bring the case to international arbitration.     Read more...

Activists Ousted from Expo for Chevron-Sponsored Marathon

15 January 2010 | Associated Press

The environmental group Amazon Watch is welcoming new Chevron Chairman and CEO John Watson to his new post with a video and petition campaign urging him to clean up massive oil pollution in Ecuador.     Read more...

Video Urges Chevron to Clean Up Oil Pollution

14 January 2010 | Sphere

The environmental group Amazon Watch is welcoming new Chevron Chairman and CEO John Watson to his new post with a video and petition campaign urging him to clean up massive oil pollution in Ecuador.     Read more...

Amazon Tribes Sue Chevron in U.S. Federal Court to Stop Arbitration over $27 Billion Lawsuit

Chevron Charged with Trying to Use Secret Tribunal to Undermine Rule of Law
14 January 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Representatives of Amazonian indigenous groups in Ecuador went to U.S. federal court in New York today to enjoin Chevron from initiating a closed-door international arbitration against Ecuador's government designed to eliminate the company's potential $27 billion liability for contaminating a huge swath of rainforest and devastating the local population.     Read more...

Ecuadorean Communities to New Chevron CEO: "We Don't Want to Continue Dying from Cancer"

In New Video, affected Ecuadoreans urge John Watson to Address the Company's Damage in the Amazon
Corresponding Global Petition Demands Immediate Action

13 January 2010 | Amazon Watch

Amazon Watch's Clean Up Ecuador Campaign is launching a global petition to Mr. Watson, with an accompanying video-message, asking him to take a new approach as CEO and rectify the human rights and environmental disaster experts call the "Amazon Chernobyl." In the video, community members appeal directly to Watson to visit Ecuador and address the oil company's toxic legacy.      Read more...

Message from Ecuador to Chevron CEO John Watson

Message from Ecuador to Chevron CEO John Watson

12 January 2010

A heartfelt message from the Amazon rainforest communities in Ecuador to new Chevron CEO John Watson: "We don't want to continue dying of cancer." This video message appeals for Chevron to clean up its massive contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon that has devastated the environment and continues to cause widespread cancer, birth defects, and other ailments.     Read more...