News and Multimedia from 2011

Chevron Challenged for Environmental Crimes at Golf Tournament

Groups Demand Company Follow Court Orders and Clean up Toxic Mess in Ecuador
3 December 2011 | Amazon Watch, RAN

Thousand Oaks, CA – An airplane with a banner will circle overhead for three hours on both days of the Chevron World Challenge golf tournament, calling on it to remediate the environmental disaster in Ecuador after three decades of contaminating the country's rainforest in reckless pursuit of profit.     Read more...

Chevron Named "Most Toxic" Energy Company of 2011

"Amazon Chernobyl" Disaster in Ecuador, Brazil Spill Lead to Embarrassing Award for CEO John Watson
24 November 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – The American oil giant Chevron has been named the "most toxic" energy company of 2011 by AlterNet, a prestigious U.S.-based online magazine that closely tracks environmental issues.     Read more...

Chevron's Latin America Image Tarnished

23 November 2011 | UPI

San Francisco, CA – Given Chevron's legacy in Ecuador, there's no reason to suspect the U.S. supermajor will act responsibility with Brazil's oil spill, opponents say.     Read more...

Beware of Chevron, Ecuadorians Tell Brazil

Chevron Contaminated Ecuador's Rainforest, Faked a Cleanup & Now Refuses To Pay $18 Billion Judgment
21 November 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Quito, Ecuador – Brazil should treat Chevron's claims about the oil spill off its coast with great skepticism given its track record of fraud related to their oil disaster in neighboring Ecuador, say Ecuadorian rainforest leaders.     Read more...

Chevron In Open Conflict With Brazil and Ecuador Over Worsening Oil Spills

American Company Faces Loss of Credibility With Oil Producing Nations in Latin America
18 November 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Quito, Ecuador – Chevron, which already faces allegations of fraud over an $18 billion liability in Ecuador for environmental damage, is being accused in Brazil of trying to cover up the extent of an oil spill caused by one of the company's offshore drilling rigs.     Read more...

Chevron's Ecuador Environmental Problems Pose Risks for Company's Strategic Projects In Australia

Prominent Australian Journalist Mike Monro Blasts Chevron On Television for Refusing to Clean Toxic Mess
26 October 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Chevron's $18 billion environmental liability in Ecuador is causing a whale of trouble for the oil giant's image in Australia where it still must clear regulatory hurdles to realize profits from two strategically critical natural gas projects.     Read more...

Chevron "Dirty Tricks" Operative Diego Borja Could Face Criminal Liability for Obstructing Ecuador Trial, Lawyer Concedes

Borja Claimed Chevron Tried to Corrupt Process That Led to $18 Billion Judgment Against Oil Giant
21 October 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

San Francisco, CA – Chevron's self-proclaimed "dirty tricks" operative Diego Borja – accused of trying to orchestrate a bribe to an Ecuador judge to undermine the environmental lawsuit against Chevron – could face potential criminal liability in the U.S. for his actions, according to an unusual admission in federal court made recently by his own lawyer.     Read more...

Chevron May Rethink Ecuador Strategy after US Court Move on Shell: Analyst

18 October 2011 | Platts

New York, NY – Chevron likely wants a resolution in the ongoing legal dispute over the former Texaco assets in Ecuador, Oppenheimer analyst Fadel Gheit said Tuesday, adding that Monday's US Supreme Court agreeing to hear a case charging Shell for human rights violations in Nigeria could hold implications for Chevron.      Read more...

Chevron In Open Conflict with Ecuador Government to Evade Environmental Cleanup

Lobbyists and P.R. Firms Attack Ecuador to Evade $18 Billion Judgment As Chevron Lawyers Suffer Setbacks in Courts Around the World
10 October 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Washington, D.C. – Chevron is paying U.S. lobbyists and public relations firms millions of dollars to foment open conflict with Ecuador's government as part of a global strategy to evade paying an $18.2 billion court judgment for environmental contamination, according to public spending records and legal documents.     Read more...

The Amazon's Toxic Mess

The Amazon's Toxic Mess

Zoë Tryon highlights the plight of Ecuadorian natives after decades of oil drilling
9 October 2011 | Sunday Night Show

Zoë Tryon highlights the plight of Ecuadorian natives after decades of oil drilling in this powerful investigation by Mike Munro.     Read more...