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"Smoking Gun" Video Exposes Chevron's Corruption in the Amazon

The death of the Amazon could mean death for all of us, but companies continue to destroy it.
8 April 2015 |

California-based nonprofit organization Amazon Watch has released a video showing how Chevron has covered up contamination in the Amazon rainforest. In fact, it is being reported the footage, which is a part of a series of "secret tapes," could be "smoking gun evidence" of the oil giant’s corruption in Ecuador.     More »

Secret Chevron Arbitration Faces Pressure for Sunlight

8 April 2015 | Courthouse News Service

The Permanent Court of Arbitration should open up this month's hearings in Washington between Chevron and Ecuador to the news media "in the interests of justice," the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press said in a letter today.     More »

Chevron's Secret Tapes: Company Whistleblower Dicsloses Corrupt Acts in Ecuador Trial

8 April 2015 | The Chevron Pit

What big oil company takes video of its own technicians committing fraud in a pollution trial? Thanks to the tenacious activists at Amazon Watch, we know the answer: Chevron.     More »

Chevron Whistleblower Leaks "Smoking Gun" in Case of Ecuadorian Oil Spill

Videos sent to Amazon Watch described as "a true treasure trove of Chevron misdeeds and corporate malfeasance"
8 April 2015 | Common Dreams

In what is being described as "smoking gun evidence" of Chevron's complete guilt and corruption in the case of an oil spill in the Ecuadorian Amazon, internal videos leaked to an environmental watchdog show company technicians finding and then mocking the extensive oil contamination in areas that the oil giant told courts had been restored.     More »

SF Commonwealth Club and Chevron CEO Shamed into Silence

3 April 2015 | Eye on the Amazon

I walk a small path, surrounded by an infinite number of trees, plants and the scent of flowers. My lungs fill with pure, fresh air when I take a deep breath. My bare feet touch the ground, damp from yesterday's rain. This is my home. This is where I grew up. This is what I want to share with my children one day.     More »

Chevron Agents Back in Ecuadorean Amazon: Indigenous Leaders

Leaders in communities affected by Chevron's contamination believe agents are in their area in order to trick people into signing legal documents.
3 April 2015 | teleSur

Indigenous leaders in the Ecuadorean amazon denounced the presence of agents from the Chevron oil company in their territories, whom they believe were there to sow divisions within their communities.     More »

Commonwealth Club to Fête Chevron CEO

The public affairs nonprofit plans to bestow John Watson with its "Distinguished Citizen Award" despite the oil giant's environmentally destructive practices.
1 April 2015 | East Bay Express

The Commonwealth Club of California is drawing criticism from dozens of environmental and human rights groups from around the globe because of its plans to fête Chevron CEO John Watson and bestow its "Distinguished Citizen Award" on him at its annual fundraising gala this week. The environmental groups have asked the Commonwealth Club to rescind Watson's award because of the damage and destruction Chevron has wreaked on communities around the world.     More »

Amazon Judge's Data Spun Before Secret Tribunal

31 March 2015 | Courthouse News Service

Ecuador's lawyers seized upon the failure by either expert to show that the plaintiffs transferred the judgment, or any portion of it, through a USB drive or email. "Turning on the lights in [Chevrons'] haunted house revealed that ghostwriters were simply a figment of their imagination," a new brief by Ecuador's attorney general says.     More »

Chevron's "Fight It Out On The Ice" Strategy For Ecuador Case Is Slipping, Fast

27 March 2015 | Huffington Post

For Chevron, hell froze over on February 14, 2011, the day a small provincial court in Ecuador – the sort of country Chevron in its heyday used to treat like a private hacienda – issued a massive environmental verdict against the company.     More »

Chevron Law Firm Gibson Dunn Blasted by High Court of London Over Ethical Violations

25 March 2015 | The Chevron Pit

This just in from London: none other than the High Court of England has found that a key partner at Chevron's main outside law firm in the Ecuador pollution matter – Gibson Dunn & Crutcher – has falsified evidence in another case.     More »