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Appeals Court Asks Judge Kaplan to Defend Bizarre Rulings in Ecuador Pollution Case

26 June 2013 | The Chevron Pit

In a move that has raised eyebrows around the New York bar, the state’s highest federal appellate court last week gave Judge Kaplan 30 days to file papers defending his unprecedented rulings in a “fraud” case Chevron has brought in New York.      More »

Ecuadorian Locals Still Seeking Damages from Chevron for Environmental Damage

17 June 2013 | Public Radio International

Despite winning a long court battle, Ecuadorian plaintiffs seeking repayment for environmental destruction have been unable to collect from Chevron, the company the indigenous people and their lawyers blame for the leaked oil contaminating the land and water.     More »

Chevron Hides Behind Legal Fiction; Ecuador Fight Far from Over

13 June 2013 | The Huffington Post

Supporters of the heroic 20-year effort to hold Chevron accountable for its indisputable toxic dumping and destruction of the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador should not despair over recent court rulings that have slowed the seizing of the oil giant's assets in Argentina and Canada. The fight is far from over.     More »

Recent Decisions on the $19b Ecuador Judgment Do Little to Decrease Chevron's Enormous Risk

For indigenous and farmer communities, the fight continues
6 June 2013 | The Chevron Pit

Supporters of the heroic two-decade effort to hold Chevron accountable for its indisputable toxic dumping and destruction of the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador should not despair over recent court rulings that have slowed the seizing of the oil giant’s assets in Argentina and Canada.     More »

Federal Judge Asked To Stay Case Over $19 Billion Ecuador Judgment

4 June 2013 | The Chevron Pit

A New York federal judge long accused of bias against Ecuadorian rainforest residents over a $19B pollution case is continuing to allow Chevron to "systematically harass" two victims of its toxic pollution and their long-time New York lawyer.     More »

Accompanying Servio to Chevron's "Alternate Reality"

3 June 2013 | Eye on the Amazon

I can't think of a better term to describe the world that the Chevron board and CEO are living in than "alternate reality." It certainly must seem that way to Servio Curipoma, who traveled from the Ecuadorian Amazon to confront them.     More »

Investors Square Off with Chevron CEO at Shareowner Meeting

Shareowner advocate Simon Billenness cites the company's $19 billion legal quagmire in Ecuador in requesting a lower threshold for calling special meetings while Atossa Soltani of Amazon Watch is ejected from meeting at request of CEO John Watson
1 June 2013 | SocialFunds.com

Much against the wishes of corporate management, Chevron's annual general meetings of recent years have prominently featured shareowner resolutions and demonstrations by activists addressing the $19 billion judgment against the company for environmental destruction in Ecuador.     More »

Forget WallyWorld, at Chevron They Live in WatsonWorld

31 May 2013 | Eye on the Amazon

While hundreds protested outside the 2013 Chevron Annual Shareholder Meeting holding the largest "pink slip" you've even seen, Chevron CEO John Watson once again demonstrated that he is largely divorced from reality when it comes to the company's $19B liability in Ecuador and its other environmental problems.     More »

Chevron CEO Faces Down Critics

At shareholders meeting, CEO defends company's handling of pollution suit
30 May 2013 | San Francisco Chronicle

When an Ecuadoran farmer said oil-field contamination killed his parents, Watson told the man that he had been misled by lawyers eager to make money at Chevron's expense. When the head of an environmental group questioned Watson's own actions in the case and kept speaking past her allotted time, Watson had her ejected from the room.     More »

Chevron Touts Strong Year, Skeptics Question Company's Environmental Record

29 May 2013 | Contra Costa Times

San Ramon, CA – During a contentious annual meeting in San Ramon on Wednesday, Chevron executives touted the company's $26 billion in annual profits and robust production efforts, but skeptics peppered management with pointed questions about company's environmental practices.     More »