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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.     Read 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.     Read 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.     Read 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."     Read more...

Amazon Watch Response to Decision to Uphold Flawed Chevron Retaliatory Lawsuit

8 August 2016 | Amazon Watch

Amazon Watch is extremely disappointed by the decision of the 2nd Circuit Appeals court to uphold Chevron's RICO SLAPP suit filed in retaliation for the unprecedented victory of contaminated Ecuadorian communities over Chevron in Ecuador.     Read more...

Chevron's Ted Boutrous Thoroughly Embarrassed Himself Last Week

Chevron's Ted Boutrous Thoroughly Embarrassed Himself Last Week

12 July 2016 | Huffington Post

Anyone can appreciate the irony when Ted Boutrous calls Trump out for his racist comments about a judge while he dismisses Ecuador’s entire judicial system, local communities and indigenous peoples as either too corrupt or too "unsophisticated" to make a just ruling based on the overwhelming evidence in the Amazon.     Read more...

In Chevron's Ecuador Case, Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied But, Hey, Football Season's About to Begin

6 July 2016 | Huffington Post

What does superstar quarterback Tom Brady and a group of Ecuadorian indigenous tribes suing Chevron for massive oil contamination have in common?     Read more...

Chevron Shareholders Still Wary of Risks from $11 Billion Ecuador Judgment

6 July 2016 | CSR Strategy Group

Chevron shareholders remain wary of the risks from an $11 billion judgment against the company in Ecuador. They also continue to be critical of Chevron management’s mishandling of the case.     Read more...

The New Corporate Playbook, or What To Do When Environmentalists Stand in Your Way

29 June 2016 | Huffington Post

As part of their Ecuador strategy, Chevron harassed activists, like Amazon Watch, and environmental experts, like the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW), with discovery requests, and sued litigation funders to deprive the affected Ecuadorians and their legal team of the ability to mount a defense. Our lawyers at EarthRights International defended Amazon Watch and other activists, and – thankfully – Chevron was rebuffed. But defending against these efforts is a huge drain on our resources and those of our clients. Both ERI and our NGO clients had our hands full for the year it took to defeat Chevron's subpoenas. That, of course, was the point and we now realize that we must be ready for the next legal action, no matter how frivolous.     Read more...

U.S. Supreme Court Decision Undermines Chevron's Defense in Ecuador Pollution Case

28 June 2016 | The Chevron Pit

Chevron's faltering "racketeering" (or RICO) case against the Ecuadorian villagers the company poisoned with its toxic dumping was just rendered a nullity by the U.S. Supreme Court, dealing another major blow to the oil giant as it attempts to evade paying the $11 billion pollution judgment.     Read more...