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Chevron's 12-Step Program to Obtain Impunity for Its Crimes and Abuses in Ecuador

18 December 2014 | The Chevron Pit

Why has Chevron still not paid up for its destruction of Ecuador's ecosytem after 22 years of litigation? And why has Chevron still not paid a dollar directly to those affected by its pollution in Ecuador when BP voluntarily put up $20 billion to compensate victims within weeks of its much less impactful Gulf oil spill in the United States?     More »

Canada's Supreme Court Poised to Force Chevron to Stand Trial Over $9.5 Billion Judgment

Chevron Lawyer Clark Hunter Poses Dare to Justices: "Fairness" Should Have Nothing to Do with It
16 December 2014 | The Chevron Pit

Chevron's brazen plan to inflict a "lifetime of litigation" on the indigenous communities it poisoned in Ecuador's Amazon continues to grind its way through courts around the world.     More »

Chevron's Sham Remediation in Ecuador: Toxic Oil Pits Continue to Contaminate

14 November 2014 | Huffington Post

The contamination of indigenous' ancestral homelands and the disease and death left behind is unlike anything you have ever seen. And, even though Ecuador's Supreme Court has upheld the $9.5 billion judgment against the oil giant, Chevron refuses to pay, arguing the agreement released it from any liability.     More »

Donziger Is a Hero, Not a Charlatan

Invariably, when someone stands up to a bully, the bully claims to be the victim
3 November 2014 | Wall Street Journal

As one of Steven Donziger's trial counsel, I thought I would point out the obvious: Bret Stephens's book review of Law of the Jungle tells us little about Paul M. Barrett's book, and a lot about how sensationalized “facts” are used by Chevron, Mr. Barrett and the Journal to distract from the fundamental questions raised by 20 years of litigation.     More »

Meet the Amazon Tribespeople Who Beat Chevron in Court – but Are Still Fighting for Clean Water

With the judgment in their favor tied up in a New York courtroom, indigenous residents of Ecuador's oil-polluted rainforest are going back to basics
30 October 2014 | TakePart

"It fills me with rage to see what the oil companies have done to my people," says ClearWater coordinator Nemonte Nenquimo. "We are not supposed to be controlled by an oil company. Waorani are meant to lively freely."     More »

Donny Rico Gives Credit Where Credit Is Due: Judge Kaplan

30 October 2014 | Eye on the Amazon

Chevron's retaliatory RICO case against the Ecuadorians and their lawyers would not have come about were it not for the generous suggestion of U.S. Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan. Chevron spent millions upon millions filing cases against the Ecuadorians everywhere other than Ecuador once the company saw the verdict was about to come down, but when they met Kaplan, they hit pay dirt.     More »

Hall of SHAME? We Have a Winner!

22 October 2014 | Eye on the Amazon

There are many corporations worthy of being condemned for their actions that harm people and the planet, but none more deserving than Chevron. This company has reveled in its role as corporate criminal on the run from a $9.5 billion verdict against it in Ecuador for the deliberate dumping of billions of gallons of toxic wastewater into the rainforest. Chevron brazenly flaunts the fact that it will not be held to account by any court anywhere and will never stop fighting the very people who continue to suffer from its willful contamination.     More »

Chevron Will Lose Ecuador Pollution Case on Both Law and Facts

22 October 2014 | Huffington Post

Prediction: Chevron will lose the historic Ecuador pollution case on both the law and the facts, despite what you may have read in articles by U.S. legal reporters about the 20-year plus lawsuit.     More »

A Hard Look at NOW's Support for Chevron in Ecuador Case Raises Ethical Concerns

NOW’s Elaine Wood Questioned About Failure to Tell Appellate Court About Her Business Ties to Chevron
22 October 2014 | The Chevron Pit

The relationship between the National Organization for Women ("NOW") and Chevron in the Ecuador pollution case is getting even more interesting. (For background, see this press release where Ecuadorian women criticized NOW and this blog for context.)     More »

Chevron Paying Big Bucks to NOW and Others for "Friend of the Court" Briefs in Ecuador Case

U.S. Women's Advocates Cash Chevron Checks and Then Abandon Indigenous Women in Ecuador. Is It Worth It?
20 October 2014 | The Chevron Pit

Increasingly isolated in its Ecuador pollution case, Chevron is paying for "friend of the court" briefs by supposedly disinterested parties such as the National Organization for Women ("NOW") that are designed to back the company's faltering defense to its $9.5 billion environmental liability.     More »