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Advocates Press on in Chevron's Ecuador Contamination Case

Despite a legal setback, advocates cite “overwhelming” evidence of Chevron contamination in Ecuador – especially the results of Chevron’s own tests
20 May 2014 | MintPress

"Chevron has charged that the Ecuadorian ‘conspirators' and their ‘co-conspirators,' like me, manufactured evidence about the contamination, and committed fraud," she wrote. "I find this utterly preposterous and assumed we would be allowed to aggressively refute and defend against these charges in court. We were not."     More »

Chevron Uses Deep Pockets to Win Ecuador Legal Battle

Amazon residents set back in mismatched litigation with US oil giant, but fight for justice continues
16 May 2014 | Al Jazeera

If the energy giant squanders hundreds of millions of dollars and the clean reputation it has worked hard to burnish and ultimately loses this fight, the cautionary tale will be for the Goliath of the story instead of the impoverished and marginalized Ecuadoreans.     More »

Chevron in Ecuador Representative of Multinationals' Continuing Abuse of Indigenous Peoples

Chevron's refusal to pay for the cleanup of oil contamination in Ecuador demonstrates the crisis of multinational corporations prioritizing profit over human rights
15 May 2014 | Truthout

Chevron's crude means of handling the Ecuadorean environmental crisis highlights the need for corporations across the world to make a big change in how they treat indigenous societies and to stop making excuses for their consistent disregard for others' humanity.     More »

Chevron's Ecuador Plan B

9 May 2014 | Huffington Post

Test results from the Ecuador trial support what the villagers have always alleged: Chevron contaminated their land, using substandard drilling practices to minimize costs and maximize profit. The real news is the cover-up of the mess they left behind.     More »

In Long-Fought Victory for Anonymous Email Users, Chevron Agrees to Withdraw Google and Yahoo! Subpoenas

30 April 2014 | EarthRights International

Chevron has finally ended its efforts to obtain information from email accounts belonging to activists, attorneys, journalists and others who have spoken out against the company.     More »

The Bush Doctrine Comes to Oakland Courtesy of Chevron

23 March 2014 | Eye on the Amazon

Chevron is so scared of the truth that even having someone in the room who might talk about their acts is a threat. This is not an isolated incident, but rather a concerted attack on environmental advocacy.      More »

Environmentalist Kicked Out of Chevron-Sponsored Event

After organizers of a Chevron-sponsored economic development summit learned of a paying attendee’s association with an environmental watchdog, he was forcibly ejected from the event.
18 April 2014 | MintPress News

"My plan was to be there, listen to what they have to say, interact with the people at the conference," said Paz y Miño. "Supposedly, these are businesses in Oakland that are concerned with green and sustainable energy. I thought they would be interested in the information."     More »

Environmental Activist Forcibly Removed from Chevron-Sponsored Event in Oakland for Mocking the Company's "News" Website

16 April 2014 | East Bay Express

"Chevron has been out to crush free speech in relation to its policies for years and now apparently opposing views are not even allowed in the room," Paz y Miño said. "It's outrageous. They want to crush any kind of open discussion or debate about their actions here or anywhere in the world."     More »

The Unnecessary Truth: Reflections on What Wasn't Told in the Chevron Ecuador RICO Case

15 April 2014 | EarthRights International

During the trial, witnesses like Donald were told that they could not speak about the contamination of their lands and water that Chevron’s predecessor, Texaco, had deliberately caused. The attorneys were not allowed to use the word “contamination” without approaching the bench, even in a case involving one of the largest environmental justice disputes in recent history.      More »

Onetime Target of Keating Five Assails Big Oil

31 March 2014 | Courthouse News Service

Lago Agrio, Ecuador – An economist who studies and writes about what he considers corporate con jobs said he thinks Texaco got away with one during its time drilling the Ecuadorean Amazon, speaking on a plane flying over the fog-shrouded rivers and forest canopy of Ecuador's vast, oil-rich Oriente region.     More »