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News and Multimedia from 2010

NYC Judge Allows Chevron Arbitration to Proceed

12 March 2010 | Associated Press

A judge ruled Thursday that Chevron can proceed with an international arbitration claim against Ecuador related to a 17-year-old court battle over rain forest contamination in that South American nation.     More »

Chevron Faces Critical Hearing over Ecuador Rainforest Contamination in New York Federal Court

Oil Giant Charged With Forum Shopping and Violating Promises to Litigate Claims in Ecuador
08 March 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Chevron will be forced to explain to a U.S. federal judge this Wednesday why it believes it has the right to take the seven-year Ecuador environmental case (Aguinda v. ChevronTexaco) to a closed-door binding arbitration where the rainforest communities cannot appear, in apparent violation of the company's previous promises that it would litigate the case in its requested forum of Ecuador.     More »

Petition Delivery to Chevron Headquarters

Petition Delivery to Chevron Headquarters

04 March 2010

Indigenous Ecuadorean leader Emergildo Criollo traveled from Amazon rainforest to California to deliver 325,000+ letters urging Chevron’s new CEO John Watson to clean up the oil giant’s toxic legacy.     More »

Amazon Watch and Rainforest Action Network Response to Chevron's Statements About Meeting with Indigenous Leader from Ecuador

04 March 2010 | Amazon Watch

Amazon Watch and Rainforest Action Network requested to meet personally with new Chevron CEO John Watson in order to allow Emergildo the opportunity to deliver a direct appeal, and tell the story of how Chevron's contamintion has affected him and his family. Watson did not receive Emergildo and he was met instead by Chevron public relations executives.     More »

Ecuadorean Indigenous Leader Asks CA Lawmakers for Support in Campaign to Demand Chevron Clean Up its Pollution in Amazon

Indigenous Ecuadorean Leader Travels from Amazon Rainforest to California to Gather Support from Lawmakers to Push Chevron to Clean up Environmental Disaster
Senator Fran Pavley and Assemblymember Jared Huffman Host Reception for Emergildo Criollo

03 March 2010 | Amazon Watch

Today, an Indigenous leader from Ecuador is meeting with California legislators and asking for their support in a 16+ year campaign to demand Chevron remediate massive oil contamination affecting over 30,000 people. Emergildo Criollo has traveled from his home in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest region to deliver a direct message to Chevron's new CEO John Watson, along with more than 325,000 petitions signed by people in over 150 countries, supporting his appeal.     More »

Pressure Grows for Chevron to Clean Up Ecuador

Indigenous Ecuadorean leader travels from Amazon rainforest to California to deliver 325,000+ letters urging Chevron's new CEO John Watson to clean up the oil giant's toxic legacy
02 March 2010 | Amazon Watch

Today, an Indigenous Ecuadorean leader attempted to deliver letters from over 325,000 people urging Chevron's new CEO John Watson to clean up his company's toxic oil contamination in Ecuador. Emergildo Criollo traveled from his home in the Amazon rainforest to deliver a strong message from his community and supporters: Clean up Ecuador.     More »

Chevron, Plaintiffs Seek Gains as Verdict Nears

02 March 2010 | San Francisco Chronicle

As a verdict nears in the long-running environmental lawsuit against Chevron Corp. in Ecuador, both sides are ratcheting up the pressure. This morning, a man who says oil field contamination in Ecuador's rain forest killed two of his children will try to meet with Chevron's new chief executive officer, John Watson.     More »

Chevron’s Charles James Leaves Behind "Legal and Public Relations Disaster" in Ecuador Amazon Case

Stunning Fall from Grace for Former High-Level U.S. Government Official
Law Enforcement Probes of Chevron in Two Countries

01 March 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Chevron's curt announcement last week that former general counsel Charles James is set to retire is due largely to his mishandling of the oil giant's "legal and public relations disaster" over a potential $27 billion environmental liability in Ecuador, representatives of the Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC) said today.     More »

Ricardo Reis Veiga Explains the Eight Steps of

Ricardo Reis Veiga Explains the Eight Steps of "Remediation"

13 February 2010

Chevron attorney Ricardo Reis Veiga, one of the two company attorneys who negotiated the fraudulent remediation agreement, explains the eight steps of the so-called "remediation" but slips up and admits the oil sites were never cleaned.     More »

Response to Chevron's Myths about the Cabrera Report

10 February 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

A point-by-point response to Chevron's misrepresentations about Richard Cabrera, a court-appointed expert who conducted a damages assessment not to the company’s liking.     More »