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News and Multimedia from 2011

Amazon Plaintiffs to Chevron: We're Real!

28 January 2011 | Mother Jones

The long legal case against Chevron over environmental damage wrought by drilling operations in the Amazon may finally be drawing to a close, as the parties in the case this month began filing their final arguments. But Chevron has made several attempts to get the case thrown out entirely – including making claims that the plaintiffs in the case don't actually exist.     More »

Summary of Final Argument (Part I)

Summary of the Alegato – Pt. I of Final Argument in Lawsuit
24 January 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Lawyers for the Amazonian communities suing Chevron have submitted the first part of their final written argument to the Ecuador court, outlining the evidence demonstrating Chevron's liability in the $113 billion environmental damages lawsuit, and the fraud behind the company's primary defense of remediation.

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Plaintiff's Final Arguments In Ecuador Court Show "Overwhelming" Proof of Chevron Contamination

Oil Giant's Liability for Amazon Disaster On Full Display In Public Document
24 January 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Lago Agrio, Ecuador – Lawyers for the Amazonian communities suing Chevron have submitted the first part of their final written argument to the Ecuador court, outlining the evidence demonstrating Chevron's liability in the $113 billion environmental damages lawsuit and the fraud behind the company's primary defense of remediation.     More »

Arrests Unlikely To Curb Chevron Shareholder Meeting Protests

24 January 2011 | Financial Times

At Chevron's last shareholder meeting, five people were arrested. And certainly the arrests of those who the company says were troublemakers at the meeting must have been a welcome turn of events for Chevron. Yet it really has not worked out as Chevron might have hoped. There will likely be continued protests at its upcoming shareholder meeting.     More »

Clean Up Ecuador Campaign Briefing Paper

Understanding Recent Developments in the Landmark Chevron-Ecuador Case
Winter 2011 | Amazon Watch

After more than 17 years of litigation, the monumental class action against oil giant Chevron (formerly Texaco) for widespread environmental devastation in the Ecuadorian Amazon is nearing an end. This briefing paper provides a brief background on this historic legal battle, followed by an outline of some of Chevron's strategies to evade accountability for one of the world's worst ecological disasters.     More »

Chevron Trying to Block Testimony of Diego Borja About Falsifying Evidence In Ecuador Trial, Plaintiffs Charge

Chevron Operative Accused of Defying Court Order
18 January 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

San Francisco, CA – Chevron is attempting to block or delay the sworn deposition testimony of the company's Ecuadorian "dirty tricks" operative Diego Borja, the spokesperson for the Ecuadorians suing Chevron for oil contamination in the Amazonian rainforest, charged today.      More »

Chevron Operatives Leave California After Being Called to Testify About Falsifying Evidence in Ecuador Environmental Trial

Diego Borja, Sarah Portilla, & Wayne Hansen Fighting Subpoenas Issued by U.S. Courts
6 January 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

San Francisco, CA – Chevron's self-described "clandestine" operations agent Diego Borja, his wife Sarah Portilla, and collaborator Wayne Hansen have left California after two U.S. Federal Courts authorized subpoenas to be served upon them related to charges that they tried to corrupt the environmental trial in Ecuador.     More »