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Chevron’s "Hell Freezes Over" Tour

12 September 2016 | Eye on the Amazon

This chapter in the ongoing saga of Chevron's toxic contamination in Ecuador highlights one of the most grievous threats to the notion of justice in the face of crimes committed by corporations anywhere in the world.      More »

Chevron Once Again Spouts Tired Excuses (aka Lies) for Ignoring Toxic Mess in Ecuador

12 September 2016 | Medium

Today a group of indigenous Ecuadorians take their long-running fight against Chevron to a Canadian court to try and seize company assets there as payment for a $9.5 billion Ecuador judgment against the oil giant for massive oil contamination in the Amazon rainforest.     More »

In Ecuador Case, Focus Shifts to Canada Where Enforcement Hearing Targeting Chevron Assets Begins Monday

8 September 2016 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Toronto, Canada – A group of Ecuadorian indigenous groups and farmer communities from the rainforest will ask a Canadian judge Monday to stop Chevron from seeking to evade a $9.5 billion environmental damages award resulting from a lawsuit filed 23 years ago.     More »

On Eve of Enforcement Trial, Canada's Civil Society Calls for Chevron's Assets To Be Frozen So Ecuador Judgment Can Be Paid

Canadian environmental justice, labor, human rights, and First Nations groups blast Chevron and call for justice for Ecuadorians
7 September 2016 | Amazon Watch, Greenpeace Canada, Sierra Club BC, MiningWatch Canada, Friends of the Earth Canada

Some of Canada's largest environmental, labor and civil society organizations have now joined the growing international community demanding that Chevron clean up its toxic waste in the Ecuadorian Amazon and cease selling its assets in Canada while a debt collection action proceeds to force the company to comply with its US $10 billion liability to the people of Ecuador.     More »

An Open Letter to the People of Canada

7 September 2016

We condemn the actions by Chevron and stand with the affected communities in Ecuador who continue their decades long quest for justice from Chevron for its deliberate contamination of the Amazon rainforest. In its efforts to evade justice Chevron has repeatedly sought to silence critics and continues to ignore the $9.5 billion judgment against it for environmental damage in the Ecuadorian Amazon.     More »

Chevron vs. the Amazon: Inside the Kill Zone, Part Two

Abby Martin uncovers the oil giant's Amazon "kill zone" to check in on a cleanup that never happened
21 August 2016 | The Empire Files

In Part 2 of "Chevron vs. the Amazon," The Empire Files continues its investigation into the 22-year legal battle between Chevron Texaco and the state of Ecuador, where the oil company continues to damage the environment and the habitat of tens of thousands of Indigenous Amazonians.     More »

Chevron vs. the Amazon: Inside the Kill Zone, Part One

The Empire Files goes inside the oil giant's Amazon "kill zone" to check in on a cleanup that never happened
15 August 2016 | The Empire Files

In Part 1 of "Chevron vs. the Amazon," teleSUR's Abby Martin takes The Empire Files inside the oil giant's Amazon kill zone to see the areas deemed "remediated" by Chevron—showing how the company never really cleaned the open pits it had agreed to with the Ecuadorean government.     More »

Power Protecting Power (the Chevron Rulings)

10 August 2016 | Medium

Power protects power. This is a lesson to learn early in life when it comes to matters of the haves and have-nots of the world. Such is the case of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision this week in the 23-year-old lawsuit, brought by a group of Ecuadorian indigenous peoples against Chevron for one of the largest oil contamination disasters in history.     More »

Analysis: Flawed Second Circuit Decision Will Not Stop Seizure of Chevron Assets in Canada

Brief Analysis of Second Circuit Decision in Chevron RICO Case
9 August 2016

The Second Circuit opinion is only a victory for Chevron if Canadian courts lie down and defer entirely to the findings of US courts that improperly inserted themselves in the judgment enforcement process to protect a US company.     More »

Preliminary Statements on Ruling from 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals

8 August 2016

"We are shocked by this decision. The Ecuadorians' attorneys are reviewing it carefully and will be exploring all options for further appeal."     More »