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"Winter Is Coming" as Chevron Fights Ecuadorians in Canada

14 September 2016 | Courthouse News Service

Two years before a judge in the Ecuadorian Amazon handed Chevron a massive judgment for oil pollution, one of its executives pledged to "fight this case until hell freezes over and then fight it out on the ice." So it's fitting that, after more than two decades of litigation across three continents, Chevron could face its final reckoning over a $9.5 billion environmental lawsuit in Canada, where balmy summer days have started to carry an autumn chill.     Read more...

Chevron's Elephant in the Room

Oil Giant’s 53-Day Fraud, Denying Ecuadorians Justice in Ecuador Contamination Case
13 September 2016 | Medium

The elephant is Alberto Guerra, the witness Chevron “prepped” for 53 days to testify against the Ecuadorians and their lawyers on fraud and bribery charges brought by the oil company in a U.S. court to taint the Ecuador judgment.     Read more...

The Beginning of the End: Day One of Chevron's Legal Farce Comes to Canada

12 September 2016 | The Chevron Pit

The best part of Day One of Chevron's enforcement trial is that it has started. For the oil giant and its odyssey in Ecuador, this could be the beginning of the end.     Read more...

Epic Court Battle Between Ecuadorian Villagers and Chevron Moves to Canada

12 September 2016 | Free Speech Radio News

FSRN’s Shannon Young spoke with Paul Paz y Miño, Associate Director at Amazon Watch, an environmental non-profit that has campaigned on behalf of affected communities for more than 15 years.     Read more...

Chevron’s "Hell Freezes Over" Tour

12 September 2016 | Eye on the Amazon

This chapter in the ongoing saga of Chevron's toxic contamination in Ecuador highlights one of the most grievous threats to the notion of justice in the face of crimes committed by corporations anywhere in the world.      Read more...

Chevron Once Again Spouts Tired Excuses (aka Lies) for Ignoring Toxic Mess in Ecuador

12 September 2016 | Medium

Today a group of indigenous Ecuadorians take their long-running fight against Chevron to a Canadian court to try and seize company assets there as payment for a $9.5 billion Ecuador judgment against the oil giant for massive oil contamination in the Amazon rainforest.     Read more...

Chevron vs. the Amazon: Inside the Kill Zone, Part Two

Abby Martin uncovers the oil giant's Amazon "kill zone" to check in on a cleanup that never happened
21 August 2016 | The Empire Files

In Part 2 of "Chevron vs. the Amazon," The Empire Files continues its investigation into the 22-year legal battle between Chevron Texaco and the state of Ecuador, where the oil company continues to damage the environment and the habitat of tens of thousands of Indigenous Amazonians.     Read more...

Chevron vs. the Amazon: Inside the Kill Zone, Part One

The Empire Files goes inside the oil giant's Amazon "kill zone" to check in on a cleanup that never happened
15 August 2016 | The Empire Files

In Part 1 of "Chevron vs. the Amazon," teleSUR's Abby Martin takes The Empire Files inside the oil giant's Amazon kill zone to see the areas deemed "remediated" by Chevron—showing how the company never really cleaned the open pits it had agreed to with the Ecuadorean government.     Read more...

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.     Read 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.     Read more...