News & Multimedia from 2017

Chevron's Illegal Payments To Witnesses Should Prompt Supreme Court To Reconsider Case

6 May 2017 | EarthRights International

For nearly three decades, Ecuadorian communities have tried to hold Texaco (now Chevron) accountable for the company's legacy of oil pollution in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The saga has stretched across the globe, across multiple court rooms and tribunals, and yet justice for the Ecuadorian victims remains elusive.     Read more...

"Chevron Was Just Fabricating a Lie To Get Out of Paying for a Cleanup"

5 May 2017 | CounterSpin

Janine Jackson interviewed Paul Paz y Miño about Chevron’s oil spill in Ecuador for the May 5, 2017 episode of CounterSpin.      Read more...

17 Environmental Groups Criticize Chevron Before Supreme Court for Faking Evidence

5 May 2017 | The Chevron Pit

Seventeen prominent environmental and human groups have blasted Chevron and its legal team before the U.S. Supreme Court for fabricating evidence in the historic Ecuador pollution case and for violating the Free Speech rights of the company's critics.     Read more...

Environmental Groups Condemn Chevron Before U.S. Supreme Court for Faking Evidence in Pollution Case

3 May 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Washington, DC – Leading civil society groups have submitted two briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court blasting Chevron and its law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher for falsifying evidence and trying to intimidate environmental activists to help the company evade a historic $9.5 billion environmental liability in Ecuador.     Read more...

Civil Society Groups Ask U.S. Supreme Court To Reject Chevron's Attempts to Suppress Free Speech and Undermine Historic Amazon Pollution Case

Supreme Court Presented With Evidence of Chevron's Bribery, Intimidation and Retaliation Against Civil Society Groups and Indigenous Communities
1 May 2017 | Amazon Watch

Oakland, CA – Several prominent environmental and human rights groups are demanding that the U.S. Supreme Court block Chevron's ongoing attacks on their Free Speech rights and its use of false evidence in the historic Ecuador pollution case, where the oil giant faces the largest environmental judgment ever after admitting that it dumped billions of gallons of toxic waste into the rainforest.     Read more...

Chevron's False Evidence in Ecuador Now Before U.S. Supreme Court

31 March 2017 | The Chevron Pit

Chevron's false evidence used to fraudulently cover up its legal responsibility for a $12 billion pollution judgment in Ecuador has been put before the U.S. Supreme Court. This is a real test of the High Court's own ability to police lower court judges who get involved in judicial corruption.     Read more...

Chevron's False Evidence in Ecuador Pollution Case Presented To U.S. Supreme Court

30 March 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Washington, DC – Ecuadorian rainforest villagers and their longtime U.S. human rights lawyer have presented proof of Chevron's bribes, false evidence, and fraud to the U.S. Supreme Court as part of a petition to try to overturn an unprecedented RICO decision by controversial U.S. trial judge Lewis A. Kaplan.     Read more...

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.     Read 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.     Read 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.     Read more...