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Chevron Test Results From Ecuador Court Record

1 May 2014

Official test results taken by Chevron's independent experts and submitted to an Ecuador court which show extensive contamination of the environment with toxic chemicals and metals resulting from Chevron's oil exploration.     More »

Chevron's Mockery of Justice

How the oil giant's RICO decision suffers from five fatal flaws
April 2014

This document details five reasons why Judge Kaplan’s decision is fatally flawed, unlikely to survive appeal, and unlikely to have a wider impact on enforcement actions in other jurisdictions.     More »

In the Dark

Chevron's Misrepresentations in Public Filings Regarding Its $19.04 Billion Environmental Liability in Ecuador
May 2013

Chevron is currently in default of a $19 billion civil judgment over environmental contamination left in Ecuador when it operated there under the Texaco brand from 1964 to 1992. Chevron's refusal to comply with its court-ordered legal obligation in Ecuador forced the plaintiffs in 2012 to file enforcement actions targeting approximately $20 billion in Chevron assets located in Canada, Brazil and Argentina. Rather than disclose the risks faced by Chevron due to its default, CEO John Watson and his senior management have chosen to keep their shareholders and the financial markets in the dark by misrepresenting basic facts in its public disclosures.     More »

David v. Goliath: A Scorecard

May 2013

As Chevron's armies of lawyers bully and maneuver in New York's Southern District, it is easy to forget that the fraud case brought there by Chevron is just a sideshow. The real action that likely will bring Chevron to the bargaining table or to finally paying the full judgment from the courts of Ecuador is going on around the world.     More »

Chevron Ecuador Risk Analysis Report

An Analysis of the Financial and Operational Risks to Chevron Corporation from Aguinda v. ChevronTexaco
May 2012 | An independent report commissioned by Oil Change International

This report asserts that Chevron's $18 billion Ecuador environmental liability poses a threat of "irreparable damage" to the oil major's global operations if the plaintiffs make good on their promise to launch legal actions to enforce the judgment in countries where Chevron has billions of dollars in assets.     More »

Chevron's Misrepresentations in Public Filings Regarding its $18.1 Billion Environmental Liability in Ecuador

April 2012

This memo presents evidence and analysis that Chevron's management is publishing false or materially misleading information regarding its $18.1 billion adverse judgment in Ecuador for causing environmental damage.     More »

Clean Up Ecuador Campaign Briefing Paper

Understanding Recent Developments in the Landmark Chevron-Ecuador Case
Spring 2012 | Amazon Watch

After 19 years of litigation, the monumental class action lawsuit against oil giant Chevron for environmental devastation in the Ecuadorian Amazon is nearing an end. In January, an Ecuadorian appeals court confirmed an $18 billion judgment against Chevron, exceeded in size only by BP's expected outlay for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.     More »

Chevron Ecuador Risk Analysis Report

An Analysis of the Financial and Operational Risks to Chevron Corporation from Aguinda v. ChevronTexaco
May 2011 | An independent report commissioned by Amazon Watch & Rainforest Action Network

Drawing on the unusually rich and revealing publicly available legal filings in this case, this report examines the potential damage and disruption to Chevron's operations from enforcement of the $18 billion Ecuador court judgment that was delivered on February 14, 2011. This report also assesses the risk that Chevron's aggressive counter-litigation and public relations campaign against the Ecuadorian plaintiffs' will backfire and prove to be a long-term barrier to the company's obtaining the legal right and social license to explore and operate in new regions.     More »

An Open Letter to the People of the United States from the Ecuadorian Plaintiffs

30 April 2011 | Asamblea de Afectados por Texaco

An open letter written to the people of the United States from the 30,000 Ecuadorian plaintiffs in the Aguinda v. ChevronTexaco trial.     More »

Chevron's Internal Audits Demonstrating Extensive Contamination

29 March 2011

Chevron's own internal audits conducted in the early 1990s showed extensive contamination of the rainforest. View them here.     More »