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Can Chevron Avoid Paying Clean-Up Costs By Hiding Behind Shell Companies?

A Canadian judge seems to think that’s just fine...
25 January 2017 | Huffington Post

Judge Hainey essentially ruled that a multinational fleeing a valid court judgment that hides its assets in a maze of paper subsidiaries can completely insulate itself from paying its obligations, while losing nothing in terms of profit or control.      Read more...

In Canada, Chevron Faces New Nightmare Scenario Over Ecuador Pollution Liability

23 January 2017 | The Chevron Pit

Judge Glenn Hainey of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled that Ecuadorian indigenous groups from the Amazon rainforest can take the oil giant to trial as part of their effort to seize company assets to pay the $9.5 billion tab needed to remediate their ancestral lands.     Read more...

Chevron's Massive Pollution In Ecuador Frames Death of Legendary Nurse Rosa Moreno

5 January 2017 | The Chevron Pit

Rosa Moreno, the legendary nurse in Ecuador who spent three decades treating children and others afflicted with cancer in the area of Chevron's oil pollution in the Amazon rainforest, has now herself succumbed to cancer. One might reasonably question whether Chevron's refusal to clean up its pollution in Ecuador played a role in this tragic event.     Read more...

Big Oil Plays Big Victim in Big Ways

Exxon Campaign Against Environmental Groups and AG Offices Eerily Similar To Chevron's Against Ecuadorian Indigenous
31 October 2016 | Medium

Exxon and Chevron have something in common other than oil these days. They both are playing big victims in big ways to distract from their environmental wrongdoing.     Read more...

No Money, Power or Influence, But the Ecuadorians Are Still Here, Fighting Chevron

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

Over 23 years ago, 48 Ecuadorians sued Chevron for massive oil contamination in the Amazon rainforest. Nobody thought they would win. They may never see a dime from Chevron. The Ecuadorians have no money; no power; no influence. But, they are still here, demanding justice.     Read more...

"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...