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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.     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.     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?     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.     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.     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.     More »

Chevron’s Garbage Fire Sale

27 June 2016 | Eye on the Amazon

Chevron sending up massive flares in Richmond is not the only sign things are getting hot for the oil giant on the run from a $11 billion verdict.     More »

Indigenous Ecuadorian Leader Confronts Chevron CEO at Shareholder Meeting

25 May 2016 | Rising Up with Sonali

Solani Kolhatkar interviewed Paul Paz y Miño, Associate Director
of Amazon Watch.     More »

Chevron CEO Watson Shows He Is Out of Touch on Ecuador Litigation, Fossil Fuels

26 May 2016 | The Chevron Pit

Chevron CEO John Watson and his Board of Directors seemed terribly out of touch at the company's annual meeting this week where they were once again pounded by the environmental group Amazon Watch and its allies. Watson simply refused to deal with his two key challenges: the $11 billion Ecuador pollution judgment, and climate change.     More »

In "Epic Fight for Justice," Activists Descend on Chevron Meeting

Like ExxonMobil, Chevron rejected a host of resolutions aimed at addressing its role in climate change
25 May 2016 | Common Dreams

"This is an epic fight for justice and Chevron management is living in denial if it thinks we will ever go away until justice is served," said Paul Paz y Miño of Amazon Watch.     More »