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News & Multimedia from 2017

Chevron Lawyer Larry Lowenstein Continues to Mislead Canadian Courts About Company's Fraud in Ecuador

16 October 2017 | The Chevron Pit

To help Chevron block enforcement of the Ecuador environment judgment in Canada, company lawyer and Osler partner Larry Lowenstein flat-out lied last week to a panel of three judges on the Ontario Court of Appeal in Toronto.     Read more...

Chevron vs. the Amazon: Public Lecture by Associate Professor Dr. John Minns

Presented by The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) and the Embassy of Ecuador in Australia
13 October 2017 | Gas Prices

This talk looks at the legacy of oil production in the region and examines the political economy of oil in Ecuador, the environmental problems frequently caused and the difficulties raised by asymmetrical power relations between developing countries and first-world corporations.     Read more...

Us and Them: Affected Peoples vs. Chevron in Canada

12 October 2017 | Eye on the Amazon

"It's a fundamental question of whether corporations like Chevron should be allowed to use their financial muscle to destroy people with an absolutely vital claim to reparations for damages that were caused to them over many years."     Read more...

Oil Giant Chevron Needs No Costs Protection from Poor Ecuadorians, Court Told

11 October 2017 | The Canadian Press

Forcing a group of Ecuadorian villagers to come up with almost $1 million before they can pursue a claim against oil behemoth Chevron would deprive them of access to justice, Ontario's top court heard Wednesday.     Read more...

Standing with Ecuadorian Communities in Toronto Against Chevron: Serial Polluter and Corporate Criminal

10 October 2017 | Amazon Watch

Toronto, Canada - Toronto, Canada – Amazon Watch is in Toronto today to stand with the indigenous and campesino communities who have been the victims of Chevron's toxic waste for over five decades. We also denounce Chevron's abuse of the legal system to intimidate and harass its victims, as well as journalists, environmental and human rights organizations, and even concerned shareholders who have expressed support for a just resolution to one of the worst oil-related environmental disasters in history.     Read more...

Rocker Roger Waters Lends Star Power to Ecuadorians' $9.5B Chevron Fight

Rocker Roger Waters Lends Star Power to Ecuadorians' $9.5B Chevron Fight

10 October 2017 | The Canadian Press

Waters noted that Chevron had at one point said it would fight the litigation until hell froze over, and then fight on the ice. "When they said that all those years ago, we all shuddered at the hideousness of the statement. Well, we're on the ice now."     Read more...

Renowned Aboriginal Rights Lawyer Peter Grant Joining Case Against Chevron on Behalf of Ecuadorian Communities

10 October 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Toronto, Canada - Peter Grant, the renowned Canadian aboriginal rights lawyer who recently helped to win a major case before the country's Supreme Court, is joining the legal team of indigenous groups in Ecuador who are moving to enforce a $12 billion environmental judgment against Chevron in Canadian courts.     Read more...

Greenpeace Founder Rex Weyler: Chevron Showing "Disrespect" in Canada Toward Amazon Indigenous Groups

8 October 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Toronto, Canada - On the eve of a critical court hearing in Canada, Greenpeace Co-founder and author Rex Weyler harshly criticized Chevron for showing "hostility" and "disrespect" toward Amazon indigenous groups in Ecuador to whom the company owes a $9.5 billion environmental judgment after admitting to dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste onto their ancestral lands.     Read more...

International Legal Battle Between Chevron, Indigenous Ecuadorians Continues in Ontario Court

Appeal of order for $1M security fee from plaintiffs in Chevron case to be heard in Toronto Oct. 10
7 October 2017 | CBC News

A legal battle between Chevron and Indigenous villagers from Ecuador, spanning several decades and across three countries, is now playing out in Canada as Ontario courts consider whether to enforce foreign judgments here.     Read more...

Rex Weyler Denounces Chevron Attacks on Indigenous Victims

Rex Weyler, author, journalist, and a co-founder of Greenpeace, slammed oil giant Chevron for its attack on the indigenous victims of the company’s pollution in the Amazon rainforest
6 October 2017 | Greenpeace

"In fifty years of environmental work," said author and Greenpeace co-founder Rex Weyler, "I have never before witnessed a corporation treat it's victims with the hostility and disrespect shown by Chevron against the indigenous communities in the Amazon."     Read more...