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2006 Letter to SEC Chairman

30 January 2006 | Amazon Watch

This letter from Amazon Watch asks the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to investigate Chevron for failing to disclose its potential enormous liability in Ecuador to its shareholders. For years, Chevron made no mention of the Ecuador litigation in its annual SEC filings, despite regulations that require companies to report such liabilities.     More »

Amazon Defense Coalition Letter to Members of U.S. Congress

22 November 2005

This letter to the members of the House Ways & Means Committee and other members of the House of Representatives expresses concern over Chevron's improper lobbying efforts with regard to the Andean Free Trade Agreement, and urges the House to reject Chevron's attempt to force Ecuador's hand through U.S. pressure.     More »

Petition to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

In November 2005, Amazon Watch and Ecuadorian leaders from the affected communities filed a legal petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, part of the Organization of American States. The petition sought protection for human rights leaders involved in the case against Chevron in Ecuador, following death threats and a break-in.     More »

Chevron Fails to Live Up to Corporate Responsibility Rhetoric

Amazon Watch Letter to Chevron CEO
28 October 2005 | Amazon Watch

This 2005 letter to Chevron CEO David O'Reilly urges him to commit his company to a full clean-up of its toxic legacy in Ecuador, thus living up to Chevron's high-minded rhetoric about corporate responsibility and concern for the environment.     More »

Chevron’s Massive Liability

Amazon Watch Letter to Chevron Lawyer
25 October 2005 | Amazon Watch

This 2005 letter to Chevron Vice President and General Counsel Edward B. Scott criticizes the company's position on the court case in Ecuador for denying overwhelming evidence of Chevron's liability as well as ignoring many of the key issues at stake.     More »

Military Report on Cancellation of Guanta Inspection

20 October 2005

A judicial inspection at the Guanta petroleum separation station was cancelled in October 2005, on account of a supposed plan by local Cofán indigenous people to disrupt the inspection and take Chevron personnel hostage. In reality, the one page document alleging the existence of such a security threat seems to have been fabricated by military officials on behalf of Chevron, as there is no credible evidence that such a plan ever existed. This military report reveals the suspicious circumstances under which the Guanta inspection was cancelled.     More »

2005 Amazon Watch Letter to Chevron CEO

Regarding Conflicts of Interest and Misinformation in Ecuador Case
26 April 2005

Amazon Watch sent this letter to Chevron CEO David O'Reilly urging him to address Chevron's irresponsible handling of the case in Ecuador. Signs of this irresponsibility include a pattern of false and misleading statements by company representatives, and a major conflict of interest involving Chevron lawyer and vice president Ricardo Reis Veiga.     More »

Amazon Watch Letter to Chevron CEO Regarding Conflicts of Interest and Misinformation in Ecuador Case

26 April 2005 | Amazon Watch

Amazon Watch sent this letter to Chevron CEO David O'Reilly urging him to address Chevron's irresponsible handling of the case in Ecuador. Signs of this irresponsibility include a pattern of false and misleading statements by company representatives, and a major conflict of interest involving Chevron lawyer and vice president Ricardo Reis Veiga.     More »

Cancer Study in Village of San Carlos

Occupational Environmental Medicine

This report, published in Occupational Environmental Medicine by M San Sebastián, B Armstrong, J A Córdoba and C Stephens, highlights the high rate of cancer suffered by the Ecuadorian rainforest community of San Carlos, linking this to toxins found in local drinking water that result from oil contamination.     More »

Letter Arguing that Chevron Misleads About Health Impacts

April 2005

Fifty eminent scientists and doctors from across Latin America, North America and Europe write to the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health to warn that Chevron's paid experts may mislead about the health impacts of the oil giant's operations in Ecuador.     More »