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Chevron CEO To His Board: Our Ecuador Problem Just Won’t Go Away

24 May 2016 | Eye on the Amazon

We don't have access to Chevron's internal communications, but if we did, this "memo" is what we imagine we might see.     Read more...

Chevron Reeling? Oil Giant Abandons Key Claim In Ecuador Pollution Case

5 April 2016 | The Chevron Pit

Chevron appears to be reeling again in the Ecuador pollution case. The company's options to evade paying for a clean-up of the billions of gallons of toxic waste it dumped in the rainforest – decimating indigenous groups – continue to narrow.     Read more...

Alec Baldwin Helps Expose Chevron's $10 Billion Ecuador Pollution Disaster

24 March 2016 | The Chevron Pit

Actor and journalist Alec Baldwin has used his popular podcast "Here's The Thing" to interview human rights attorney Steven Donziger about Chevron's pollution disaster in Ecuador's rainforest.     Read more...

Steven Donziger: Oil and Its Aftermath

15 March 2016 | Alec Baldwin's Here's The Thing on WNYC

Alec Baldwin interviewed Steven Donziger on WNYC's program Here's The Thing about Chevron's environmental crimes in Ecuador.     Read more...

The Epic Battle to Get Justice from Chevron

6 February 2016 | This Changes Everything

“If I had to bet on it, I would bet on Canada. The Supreme Court decision allowing us to proceed with the enforcement in that country is a big blow to Chevron because it has enough assets in Canada to pay the bill.”     Read more...

Chevron At War With Canada Supreme Court; Company Also Faces Accusations of Terrorism and Tax Evasion

2 February 2016 | The Chevron Pit

As Chevron faces a potential litigation catastrophe over its $10 billion pollution liability in Ecuador, we have decided to publish a news summary from the front lines of the historic battle by indigenous communities to hold the company accountable for its "Amazon Chernobyl" disaster.     Read more...

Here Are Five Reasons Why 2016 Could Spell Disaster for Chevron's Ecuador Strategy

5 January 2016 | The Chevron Pit

The year 2016 is shaping up to be particularly dreadful for Chevron in the Ecuador pollution case despite massive expenditures by the company -- estimated to be $2 billion and rising -- to pay dozens of law firms to try to derail the litigation.     Read more...

Market Manipulation? Chevron General Counsel Pate Has Some Explaining to Do to the SEC

21 December 2015 | The Chevron Pit

Poor R. Hewitt Pate. The forum shopping foray by Chevron's General Counsel in Gibraltar to evade the company's $10 billion Ecuador liability seems to have backfired. We understand the desperation: largely under Pate's watch Chevron has spent an estimated $2 billion on 2,000 lawyers and 60 law firms in a largely futile attempt to fend off impoverished villagers who after 11 years of litigation won a historic environmental judgment against the company.     Read more...

The Real Facts About Gibraltar: Chevron's Lies Boosted by Paul Barrett of Businessweek

17 December 2015 | The Chevron Pit

Chevron's illusory $28 million judgment for legal fees against an empty shell investment vehicle owned by Ecuadorian villagers in the tiny protectorate of Gibraltar is worthless -- despite the attempt by Bloomberg's Paul Barrett to build it up with his incomplete and dishonest reporting.     Read more...

Media Outlets: Chevron Polluted the Crap Out of Ecuador's Amazon Rainforest

16 December 2015 | The Chevron Pit

We have long known that three layers of courts and eight appellate judges in Ecuador unanimously confirmed Chevron's responsibility for causing the extensive oil pollution found in the affected area. Less known is the array of respected journalists who independently have confirmed the evidence against Chevron by observing the damage with the naked eye.     Read more...