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News & Multimedia from 2017

Why Canadian Courts Care about Justice in Ecuador

9 March 2017 | Huffington Post

To answer Mr. Cameron’s question, the reason the Canadian courts considered the valid claims of the 30,000 Ecuadorian victims of one of the worst corporate crimes in history is because they realize that facts and justice do, in fact, matter.     More »

Plaintiffs Plan To Appeal Chevron Decision

13 February 2017 | Law Times

The lawyers representing Ecuadorian plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Chevron Corporation have applied for leave to appeal a judge's decision to dismiss an action against the company's Canadian subsidiary.     More »

Ecuadoreans' Legal Fight Against Chevron Continues in Canada

teleSUR interviewed Steven Donziger, a lawyer fighting for justice for communities affected by the oil company's "Amazon Chernobyl"
2 February 2017 | teleSUR

In 1993, U.S. lawyer Steven Donziger and others filed a lawsuit in New York against Texaco on behalf of Indigenous nationalities and campesino communities in Ecuador's Amazon whose land and water had been thoroughly contaminated over a 26-year period.     More »

Can Chevron Avoid Paying Clean-Up Costs By Hiding Behind Shell Companies?

A Canadian judge seems to think that’s just fine...
25 January 2017 | Huffington Post

Judge Hainey essentially ruled that a multinational fleeing a valid court judgment that hides its assets in a maze of paper subsidiaries can completely insulate itself from paying its obligations, while losing nothing in terms of profit or control.      More »

Step Towards Justice in Chevron Ecuador Contamination Case

Canadian judge rules plaintiffs can take case for asset seizure to trial
23 January 2017 | Amazon Watch

Communities in Ecuador moved another important step closer to justice last week when an Ontario court ruled that they have the right to go to trial in Canada against Chevron, the oil company responsible for deliberately dumping - and then refusing to clean up - 18 billion gallons of toxic waste in their Amazon rainforest homeland.     More »

In Canada, Chevron Faces New Nightmare Scenario Over Ecuador Pollution Liability

23 January 2017 | The Chevron Pit

Judge Glenn Hainey of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled that Ecuadorian indigenous groups from the Amazon rainforest can take the oil giant to trial as part of their effort to seize company assets to pay the $9.5 billion tab needed to remediate their ancestral lands.     More »

Ecuador Villagers Celebrate Victory, Vow to Seize Chevron Assets To Pay for Pollution Clean-Up After Canada Court Decision

20 January 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Toronto, Canada – Leaders of Ecuadorian indigenous rainforest communities have won the right to take Chevron to a short 'mini-trial' to try to seize roughly $12 billion in company assets in Canada to enforce an environmental judgment, despite a technical legal ruling from a trial judge in Toronto that seems to put up a temporary roadblock to their corporate accountability campaign.     More »

Chevron's Massive Pollution In Ecuador Frames Death of Legendary Nurse Rosa Moreno

5 January 2017 | The Chevron Pit

Rosa Moreno, the legendary nurse in Ecuador who spent three decades treating children and others afflicted with cancer in the area of Chevron's oil pollution in the Amazon rainforest, has now herself succumbed to cancer. One might reasonably question whether Chevron's refusal to clean up its pollution in Ecuador played a role in this tragic event.     More »

Legendary Ecuadorian Nurse Who Hosted Celebrities and Battled Chevron Over Pollution Tragically Dies of Cancer

4 January 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

San Carlos, Ecuador – Rosa Moreno, the legendary Ecuadorian nurse who hosted major celebrities such as Brad Pitt in her small jungle health clinic while serving as a medical lifeline to people battling Chevron over oil pollution, has herself succumbed to cancer apparently caused by exposure to toxins in her community.     More »