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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.     Read 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.     Read 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.     Read 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.     Read more...

Ecuadorian Communities Announce Feature Film Project on Epic Battle Over Chevron's "Amazon Chernobyl" Pollution

2 November 2016 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Quito, Ecuador – Leaders of Ecuadorian rainforest communities have teamed up with a two-time American Oscar winner to develop a feature film about their extraordinary two-decade “David v. Goliath” battle to hold Chevron accountable for creating one of the worst oil-related disasters on earth in the Amazon rainforest.     Read more...

Big Oil Plays Big Victim in Big Ways

Exxon Campaign Against Environmental Groups and AG Offices Eerily Similar To Chevron's Against Ecuadorian Indigenous
31 October 2016 | Medium

Exxon and Chevron have something in common other than oil these days. They both are playing big victims in big ways to distract from their environmental wrongdoing.     Read more...

Armed With New Evidence, Donziger Asks Full Appellate Court for Rehearing on Ecuador Environmental Case

26 September 2016 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

New York, NY – In a new legal filing, the lawyer for New York human rights attorney Steven Donziger criticized a U.S. federal appellate court's decision in favor of Chevron on the $9.5 billion Ecuador environmental judgment as 'lawless' and urged the entire court to rehear the case taking into account critical new evidence that completely undermines the main factual basis for the prior ruling.     Read more...

In Canada Enforcement Trial, Ecuadorians Say "Bring On" Chevron's Corrupt Witness Alberto Guerra for Questioning

Oil Giant Also Admits Kaplan’s Flawed U.S. Court Decision Cannot Bind Canadian Trial Judge
19 September 2016 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Toronto, Canada – The lawyer for Ecuadorian villagers in the trial to enforce the $9.5 billion Ecuador judgment said he was ready to question Chevron’s star witness Alberto Guerra on the stand about his false allegations of bribery, but that Chevron appears “afraid” to bring him up to Canada for grilling in open court.     Read more...

No Money, Power or Influence, But the Ecuadorians Are Still Here, Fighting Chevron

Oil Giant’s 53-Day Fraud, Denying Ecuadorians Justice in Ecuador Contamination Case
15 September 2016 | Medium

Over 23 years ago, 48 Ecuadorians sued Chevron for massive oil contamination in the Amazon rainforest. Nobody thought they would win. They may never see a dime from Chevron. The Ecuadorians have no money; no power; no influence. But, they are still here, demanding justice.     Read more...

"Winter Is Coming" as Chevron Fights Ecuadorians in Canada

14 September 2016 | Courthouse News Service

Two years before a judge in the Ecuadorian Amazon handed Chevron a massive judgment for oil pollution, one of its executives pledged to "fight this case until hell freezes over and then fight it out on the ice." So it's fitting that, after more than two decades of litigation across three continents, Chevron could face its final reckoning over a $9.5 billion environmental lawsuit in Canada, where balmy summer days have started to carry an autumn chill.     Read more...