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SF Commonwealth Club and Chevron CEO Shamed into Silence

3 April 2015 | Eye on the Amazon

I walk a small path, surrounded by an infinite number of trees, plants and the scent of flowers. My lungs fill with pure, fresh air when I take a deep breath. My bare feet touch the ground, damp from yesterday's rain. This is my home. This is where I grew up. This is what I want to share with my children one day.     More »

Chevron Agents Back in Ecuadorean Amazon: Indigenous Leaders

Leaders in communities affected by Chevron's contamination believe agents are in their area in order to trick people into signing legal documents.
3 April 2015 | teleSur

Indigenous leaders in the Ecuadorean amazon denounced the presence of agents from the Chevron oil company in their territories, whom they believe were there to sow divisions within their communities.     More »

Commonwealth Club to Fête Chevron CEO

The public affairs nonprofit plans to bestow John Watson with its "Distinguished Citizen Award" despite the oil giant's environmentally destructive practices.
1 April 2015 | East Bay Express

The Commonwealth Club of California is drawing criticism from dozens of environmental and human rights groups from around the globe because of its plans to fête Chevron CEO John Watson and bestow its "Distinguished Citizen Award" on him at its annual fundraising gala this week. The environmental groups have asked the Commonwealth Club to rescind Watson's award because of the damage and destruction Chevron has wreaked on communities around the world.     More »

Amazon Judge's Data Spun Before Secret Tribunal

31 March 2015 | Courthouse News Service

Ecuador's lawyers seized upon the failure by either expert to show that the plaintiffs transferred the judgment, or any portion of it, through a USB drive or email. "Turning on the lights in [Chevrons'] haunted house revealed that ghostwriters were simply a figment of their imagination," a new brief by Ecuador's attorney general says.     More »

Chevron's "Fight It Out On The Ice" Strategy For Ecuador Case Is Slipping, Fast

27 March 2015 | Huffington Post

For Chevron, hell froze over on February 14, 2011, the day a small provincial court in Ecuador – the sort of country Chevron in its heyday used to treat like a private hacienda – issued a massive environmental verdict against the company.     More »

Chevron Law Firm Gibson Dunn Blasted by High Court of London Over Ethical Violations

25 March 2015 | The Chevron Pit

This just in from London: none other than the High Court of England has found that a key partner at Chevron's main outside law firm in the Ecuador pollution matter – Gibson Dunn & Crutcher – has falsified evidence in another case.     More »

Bringing Dishonor Upon an Honorary Award

25 March 2015 | Eye on the Amazon

We just found out that the Commonwealth Club of California plans to honor Chevron CEO John Watson as a "distinguished global citizen" who has "given back" to the global community. WHAT?!     More »

Chevron's Ecuador Strategy Starts to Crumble After Stunning Setback in Investor Arbitration

17 March 2015 | The Chevron Pit

Even the three members of a controversial pro-corporate investor arbitration panel – which meets in secret and we believe sits illegitimately – appear to be turning against Chevron in the company's longstanding campaign to evade paying its $10 billion Ecuador pollution liability.     More »

The Hague Rules Against Chevron in Ecuador Case

The international court ruled in favor of Ecuador in its case against the U.S. oil giant for causing one of the world's greatest environmental disasters.
13 March 2015 | TeleSur

The International Court of Justice (CIJ) ruled Thursday a prior ruling by an Ecuadorean court that fined the U.S.-based oil company Chevron US$9.5 billion in 2011 should be upheld.     More »

Ecuador Lands a Victory in Chevron's Hague Challenge

12 March 2015 | Courthouse News Service

Ecuador persuaded an arbitration tribunal in The Hague on Thursday that its settlement with Chevron did not necessarily preclude rainforest residents from suing over the same pollution that decades of oil drilling wrought in the rainforest city of Lago Agrio.     More »