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Supreme Court of Canada Ruling Says Ecuadorian Villages Can Sue Chevron

Paul Paz y Miño of Amazon Watch and Dimitri Lascaris, Green Party Candidate for London West, Ontario, discuss the decision of an Ontario court to allow the case to go forward
9 September 2015 | The Real News Network

The Supreme Court of Canada on Friday ruled that indigenous Amazonians of Ecuador can use an Ontario court in an attempt to collect billions of dollars from Chevron for contaminating their rainforest and the subsequent environmental and health damages it caused for the people living in the area.     Read more...

Canada Decision Is Message to Chevron: Stop Deaths in Ecuador Now!

9 September 2015 | Eye on the Amazon

In light of yet another of Chevron's courtroom setbacks in the Ecuador pollution case, company CEO John Watson and his management team again face a stark choice: admit defeat and prevent further death to rainforest villagers, or continue on their disastrous folly by denying the truth. How many more people will lose their lives if Chevron fights on?     Read more...

Six Reasons Why Chevron's Ecuador Disaster Just Became a Company Nightmare in Canada

8 September 2015 | The Chevron Pit

Chevron's Ecuador environmental disaster – called "The Amazon Chernobyl" by its indigenous and farmer victims in the rainforest – has now spread to Canada in what is fast becoming a business and legal nightmare for company management.     Read more...

Ecuadoreans Can Sue Chevron in Canada, Supreme Court Rules

Ecuadoreans Can Sue Chevron in Canada, Supreme Court Rules

4 September 2015 | The Globe and Mail

Ecuadorean villagers can sue Chevron and its Canadian subsidiary in an Ontario court to enforce a $9.5-billion (U.S.) judgment from Ecuador, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday.     Read more...

Court Says Chevron Can Be Pursued in Canada Over Ecuadorean Damage

4 September 2015 | The New York Times

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled on Friday that a group of Ecuadoreans can use an Ontario court in an attempt to collect billions of dollars from Chevron for environmental damage.     Read more...

Canada's Top Court Rules in Favor of Ecuador Villagers in Chevron Case

The case will go back to an Ontario court where the two sides will argue over a $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron
4 September 2015 | The Wall Street Journal

In a boost to Ecuadorean villagers' long-running bid to enforce a $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron Corp., the highest court in Canada ruled Friday that villagers can move forward with an effort to seize assets tied to the oil company.     Read more...

These Ecuadorians Want to Seize Chevron's Canadian Assets

3 September 2015 | VICE News

Canada's Supreme Court is set to weigh in on one of the most bitterly contested environmental lawsuits in history Friday, deciding whether Ecuadorian villagers can go after Canadian assets of the US-based oil major Chevron.     Read more...

Chevron's Ecuador Strategy Backfires As Villagers Move to Seize $106m from Company

11 August 2015 | The Chevron Pit

If you want a vivid example of how Chevron CEO John Watson and General Counsel R. Hewitt Pate continue to step on themselves in Ecuador, look no further than the company's recent arbitration "victory" against the government of Ecuador in a case involving a dispute over oil royalties.     Read more...

Standing with Amazon Watch

17 July 2015 | EarthRights International

To be clear, there's absolutely nothing wrong with "an effort to pressure Chevron into a settlement." And in the only legal proceedings that Amazon Watch actually participated in, a federal court found that "...there is nothing to suggest that Amazon Watch’s campaigns and speech were more than mere advocacy...All that Chevron has shown this Court is that Amazon Watch has been very critical of Chevron’s operations in Ecuador."     Read more...

Washington Times Echoes Chevron's Lies in Libelous Hit Piece

Amazon Watch and our supporters will not be bullied!
16 July 2015 | Eye on the Amazon

As part of an ongoing effort to blur the truth, The Washington Times just published a "hit piece" against Amazon Watch, which has long supported the Ecuadorian communities that were devastated by decades of Chevron's reckless actions for which it has been found guilty in a landmark environmental lawsuit.     Read more...