ChevronToxico

News & Multimedia from 2014

Defending Our First Amendment Rights from Chevron

15 July 2014 | CSR Strategy Group

In an unprecedented legal move, 17 U.S.-based civil society organizations – among them Amnesty International, Amazon Watch, Rainforest Action Network, and Friends of the Earth – have just filed an amicus brief in federal appeals court defending their First Amendment rights from attack by Chevron.     More »

Law Scholars from 11 Countries Urge Reversal of Chevron RICO Decision, Saying Judge Kaplan Violated International Law

Support for Villagers Increasing as Human Rights and Environmental Groups Also Urge Reversal of Controversial Decision
11 July 2014 | Donziger and Associates

New York, NY – Thirty-six international law scholars from 11 countries have joined numerous civil society organizations and the government of Ecuador in asking a New York appeals court to overturn what they call a second unlawful attempt by federal trial judge Lewis A. Kaplan to "dictate" to the world's courts that they should block enforcement of the $9.5 billion Ecuador environmental judgment against Chevron.     More »

Donziger Appeal: Judge Kaplan Allowed Corrupt Witness Testimony, Violated International Law and Stretched RICO Past "Breaking Point"

8 July 2014 | Hinton Communications

New York, NY – U.S. Judge Lewis A. Kaplan stretched the RICO statute beyond its "breaking point," committed reversible error by accepting corrupt witness testimony, disregarded the overwhelming scientific evidence of Chevron's contamination in Ecuador, and unlawfully interfered with a final decision from another nation's Supreme Court when he imposed an injunction in favor of the oil company in a two-decade dispute with rainforest villagers over widespread oil contamination.     More »

Chevron's Ecuadorean Foes Invoke Scalia on Appeal

7 July 2014 | Courthouse News Service

Ecuadoreans hoping to overturn a decision declaring their $9.5 billion environmental verdict against Chevron fraudulent argued that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia would have endorsed how the oil giant's litigation was handled there, in a surprising 2nd Circuit brief.     More »

How Chevron Cheated Ecuador's Courts from Hearing Evidence of Its Contamination

1 July 2014 | The Chevron Pit

The deceptions deployed by Chevron's chief scientist and a tainted consultant have come to light in a legal brief filed by Ecuador's government in its arbitration dispute with Chevron.     More »

Cartoon Highlights Gibson Dunn's "Legal Thuggery" On Chevron's Behalf

Latest installment of satirical cartoon series calls out Chevron's threats against those who want to hold the oil giant accountable for the mess it made in the Amazon.
1 July 2014 | MintPress

Created by Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mark Fiore, the satirical series was created to draw the public’s attention to the threats Chevron has leveled against environmentalists, journalists, scientists and locals who have tried to hold the company accountable for dumping 18 billion gallons of toxic oil waste into rivers and streams, spilling millions of gallons of crude oil, and abandoning hazardous waste in hundreds of unlined open-air pits littered throughout the Amazon region.     More »

More Chevron Hypocrisy: Super-Lawyer Ted Olson Allows HBO To Film Confidential Meetings

24 June 2014 | The Chevron Pit

After the GDC trial team led by Randy Mastro bribed a key witness to win its farcical RICO case in New York, and after Chevron scientists orchestrated a massive scientific hoax on the courts of Ecuador, we now have Chevron’s most prominent outside lawyer and a leading beacon of the Republican establishment working with two directors to make a documentary film about his own case.     More »

"Legal Tender"

Donny Rico on how Chevron’s legal thuggery really works
24 June 2014 | Eye on the Amazon

At long last we bring you Episode #3 in The Adventures of Donny Rico, a clever deep dive into the methods used by Chevron in its desperate and unethical campaign to turn the tables on the very victims it poisoned in Ecuador's rainforest.     More »

Back to Basics in Ecuador (Part 1): What’s the Damage?

23 June 2014 | CSR Strategy Group

It is reports of this kind that reinforce the fact that Chevron’s lingering liability in Ecuador is still far from being resolved. As such, it underscores risks to shareholders that Chevron’s management has downplayed but has still not effectively disclosed or managed.     More »

New Study Confirms Chevron Caused "Widespread" Pollution and Health Problems in Ecuador, Validating Historic Court Judgement

Company also hid dirty samples from Court; New boost to villagers as they seek Chevron assets
18 June 2014 | Hinton Communications

New York, NY – A new report prepared by a team of prominent American scientists after the end of the Lago Agrio trial found that Chevron caused "widespread" toxic contamination to indigenous ancestral lands in Ecuador's rainforest that persists to this day, directly contradicting the company's defense in the Ecuador environmental litigation and providing a new boost to efforts by villagers to seize Chevron's assets abroad.     More »