News & Multimedia from 2015

Rumble in the Jungle: Chevron vs. Ecuador Legal Battle Rages on

19 June 2015 | Latin Correspondent

Chevron's decades-old dispute with Ecuadorean authorities continues to drag on, in what environmental experts have termed "Chernobyl in the Amazon."     Read more...

International Art Auction for Dignity and Justice, a Benefit for Those Affected by Chevron Operations

An exhibit and auction to benefit the victims opened yesterday at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo with 109 pieces from more than 80 artists
18 June 2015 | UDAPT

Quito, Ecuador – More than 80 mixed-media artists and photographers have joined the struggle of the indigenous people and peasants of the Orellana and Sucumbíos provinces against Chevron as they continue to seek compensation for environmental damage the company is responsible for in the Ecuadorian Amazon.     Read more...

Chevron Denounced Before the Human Rights Council for Violations of the Human Rights of Indigenous and Peasant Populations in Ecuador

A delegation from the Union of People affected by the activities of the oil company Chevron Texaco in Ecuador (UDAPT) participated in the 29th session of the Human Rights Council with the support of the CETIM to denounce the merciless campaign that the transnational corporation is waging with the aim of criminalizing its victims and silencing their defenders
18 June 2015 | CETIM

Geneva, Switzerland – The Chevron case refers to the 22 years of litigation by indigenous and peasant communities in Ecuador against the transnational corporation Chevron to demand justice and compensation for the damage caused by 26 years of oil drilling in the Amazon region of Ecuador.     Read more...

In Blow to Chevron, Judges Rule That Ecuador Pollution Dispute Belongs in the Courts of Ecuador

17 June 2015 | The Chevron Pit

A five-judge panel from a respected New York appeals court has dealt a blow to Chevron in a dispute between two groups of villagers related to the company's $9.5 billion pollution liability in Ecuador.     Read more...

Chevron Hits Out at British Documentary on Oil Pollution in Ecuador

Company upset over short film that uses Pablo Neruda’s famous poem on how US corporations treated Latin American countries as empty "banana republics"
17 June 2015 | The Guardian

The US oil giant Chevron has attacked the British makers of a short art-house documentary film about oil pollution in the Ecuadorean Amazon featuring the actor Julie Christie reading a Pablo Neruda poem.     Read more...

Chevron's Pollution Dispute Belongs in Ecuador's Courts, Says New York Appellate Panel

16 June 2015 | UDAPT

New York, NY – A New York state appellate court has ruled that Ecuador’s courts are entitled to resolve any disputes related to the distribution of funds from the $9.5 billion environmental judgment against Chevron, handing a victory to New York attorney Steven R. Donziger and his Ecuadorian clients in their long-running dispute with the oil giant.     Read more...

The Nation Magazine Exposes Chevron's Lies About Its Toxic Dumping in Ecuador

8 June 2015 | The Chevron Pit

More journalists are beginning to expose the lies behind Chevron's retaliation campaign against the indigenous and farmer communities who held it accountable in a court of law for dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste in Ecuador's rainforest.     Read more...

Corporate Courtship a Specter in Human Rights Reports on Ecuador

4 June 2015 | Courthouse News Service

For years before and after her tenure, the State Department published human rights reports that criticize the Ecuadorean justice system as susceptible to corruption. The distinguishing feature of the reports during Clinton's tenure is the advocacy in favor of Chevron through direct references to its legal fight, within the criticism of Ecuador's legal system.     Read more...

Karen Hinton Lauded by Ecuadorian Communities for Work Holding Chevron Accountable for Toxic Dumping

2 June 2015 | UDAPT

New York, NY – The coalition of indigenous and farmer communities in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest who won a historic $9.5 billon environmental judgment against Chevron issued statements today lauding Karen Hinton as a "hero" for her work as a communications specialist for the past seven years.     Read more...

Ecuador's Battle for Environmental Justice Against Chevron

For more than two decades, impoverished indigenous people have been seeking restitution from the oil giant for polluting their region.
2 June 2015 | The Nation

The American public is largely uninformed about this epic struggle, even though it's as important as the dispute over the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The mainstream US media, when it hasn't ignored the case, has often taken Chevron's side, implicitly (and sometimes explicitly) endorsing the company's view that an alliance of Ecuadoran extortionists and crooked US lawyers is using the corrupt Ecuadoran court system to shake down an innocent corporation. On closer inspection, the truth is totally different.     Read more...