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Chevron Hit by Argentine Legal Quagmire

13 February 2013 | The Financial Times

Buenos Aires, Argentina – Chevron's investment in Argentina has become bogged down in a morass of legal challenges. Many of its assets in Argentina have been frozen as a result of an action by Amazonian villagers pursuing $19bn in damages for pollution in Ecuador more than two decades ago.     More »

Kangaroo Court Favors Chevron. Surprise, Surprise!

11 February 2013 | Eye on the Amazon

Chevron has found an obscure private arbitration panel, acting under the mantle of the U.S.-Ecuador Bilateral Investment Treaty, in an attempt to circumvent justice in Ecuador and threaten that country into interfering in the Lago Agrio case.     More »

Chevron Petitions SEC to Omit Enquiry on Shareholder Subpoenas from AGM Ballot

Firm seeks to block attempt to find out why it has started legal action against investors
8 February 2013 | Responsible Investor

US oil giant Chevron has written to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) asking it to exclude a resolution from its annual general meeting (AGM) that seeks to find out why it is pressuring investors to reveal correspondence about its legal trouble with Ecuador.     More »

Chevron Loses Environment Case Appeal

30 January 2013 | The Financial Times

Buenos Aires, Argentina – Chevron has lost its appeal in Argentina against asset freezes to enforce an Ecuadorean judgment for the oil major to pay record $19bn damages for environmental pollution and must spell out the impact in its results statement on February 1 or risk violating SEC rules.     More »

Argentine Court Upholds Freeze on Chevron Assets

30 January 2013 | Reuters

Buenos Aires, Argentina – An Argentine appeals court has upheld a freeze on up to $19 billion worth of assets held by U.S. oil major Chevron Corp in Argentina as part of an environmental lawsuit by Ecuadorean villagers.     More »

Takin' It to the Richmond Streets

23 January 2013 | Eye on the Amazon

We're thrilled to welcome Adam Zuckerman to our team as our Environmental and Human Rights Campaigner. Adam blew us away when he rapped about Chevron's nasty legacy during his final hiring interview, and it's just so good we thought we'd share it with you.     More »

Telling The Truth About Chevron in Ecuador

16 January 2013 | The Chevron Pit

It's no conspiracy, says Paul Paz y Miño of Amazon Watch in his blog about the subpoena Chevron served on Amazon Watch, one of the most effective environmental advocacy organizations in the country. It's truth telling, and, last time we checked, that wasn't against the law.     More »

For U.S. Judge Lewis Kaplan, The Show Trial Must Go On

12 January 2013 | The Chevron Pit

For a real stinker in the federal judiciary, look no further than how New York federal judge Lewis A. Kaplan is desperately trying to protect Chevron from having to pay its $19 billion environmental liability in Ecuador. Once again, Kaplan is trying to act as the world's judicial police from his Manhattan courtroom.

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Served by Chevron, and It Just Warms Us Up

24 December 2012 | Eye on the Amazon

When a giant corporation like Chevron bothers to subpoena a small nonprofit like Amazon Watch, we know our actions are hitting hard. At that moment, I knew we had been doing something right.     More »

Star Witness Backfires Against Chevron

19 December 2012 | The Chevron Pit

Chevron’s new “witness” in the Ecuador case, Fernando Reyes, is the latest in a long line of company operatives whose comments have backfired against the oil giant in the long-running environmental litigation in Ecuador.     More »