News & Multimedia from 2015

Chevron's Secret Tapes: Company Whistleblower Dicsloses Corrupt Acts in Ecuador Trial

8 April 2015 | The Chevron Pit

What big oil company takes video of its own technicians committing fraud in a pollution trial? Thanks to the tenacious activists at Amazon Watch, we know the answer: Chevron.     Read more...

Chevron Whistleblower Leaks "Smoking Gun" in Case of Ecuadorian Oil Spill

Videos sent to Amazon Watch described as "a true treasure trove of Chevron misdeeds and corporate malfeasance"
8 April 2015 | Common Dreams

In what is being described as "smoking gun evidence" of Chevron's complete guilt and corruption in the case of an oil spill in the Ecuadorian Amazon, internal videos leaked to an environmental watchdog show company technicians finding and then mocking the extensive oil contamination in areas that the oil giant told courts had been restored.     Read more...

SF Commonwealth Club and Chevron CEO Shamed into Silence

3 April 2015 | Eye on the Amazon

I walk a small path, surrounded by an infinite number of trees, plants and the scent of flowers. My lungs fill with pure, fresh air when I take a deep breath. My bare feet touch the ground, damp from yesterday's rain. This is my home. This is where I grew up. This is what I want to share with my children one day.     Read more...

Chevron Agents Back in Ecuadorean Amazon: Indigenous Leaders

Leaders in communities affected by Chevron's contamination believe agents are in their area in order to trick people into signing legal documents.
3 April 2015 | teleSur

Indigenous leaders in the Ecuadorean amazon denounced the presence of agents from the Chevron oil company in their territories, whom they believe were there to sow divisions within their communities.     Read more...

Commonwealth Club to Fête Chevron CEO

The public affairs nonprofit plans to bestow John Watson with its "Distinguished Citizen Award" despite the oil giant's environmentally destructive practices.
1 April 2015 | East Bay Express

The Commonwealth Club of California is drawing criticism from dozens of environmental and human rights groups from around the globe because of its plans to fête Chevron CEO John Watson and bestow its "Distinguished Citizen Award" on him at its annual fundraising gala this week. The environmental groups have asked the Commonwealth Club to rescind Watson's award because of the damage and destruction Chevron has wreaked on communities around the world.     Read more...

Chevron Falsified Evidence Before U.S. Federal Court About Authorship of Ecuador Judgment, Arbitration Panel Is Told

31 March 2015 | Hinton Communications

New York, NY – A new forensic analysis appears to completely undermine the testimony of Chevron's star witness in the Ecuador pollution case and suggests the oil company falsified evidence about the authorship of the Ecuador trial judgment to evade paying its $9.5 billion liability, according to legal filings presented recently to an investor arbitration panel.     Read more...

Amazon Judge's Data Spun Before Secret Tribunal

31 March 2015 | Courthouse News Service

Ecuador's lawyers seized upon the failure by either expert to show that the plaintiffs transferred the judgment, or any portion of it, through a USB drive or email. "Turning on the lights in [Chevrons'] haunted house revealed that ghostwriters were simply a figment of their imagination," a new brief by Ecuador's attorney general says.     Read more...

Chevron's "Fight It Out On The Ice" Strategy For Ecuador Case Is Slipping, Fast

27 March 2015 | Huffington Post

For Chevron, hell froze over on February 14, 2011, the day a small provincial court in Ecuador – the sort of country Chevron in its heyday used to treat like a private hacienda – issued a massive environmental verdict against the company.     Read more...

Chevron Law Firm Gibson Dunn Blasted by High Court of London Over Ethical Violations

25 March 2015 | The Chevron Pit

This just in from London: none other than the High Court of England has found that a key partner at Chevron's main outside law firm in the Ecuador pollution matter – Gibson Dunn & Crutcher – has falsified evidence in another case.     Read more...

Bringing Dishonor Upon an Honorary Award

25 March 2015 | Eye on the Amazon

We just found out that the Commonwealth Club of California plans to honor Chevron CEO John Watson as a "distinguished global citizen" who has "given back" to the global community. WHAT?!     Read more...