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Ecuadorian Communities Announce Feature Film Project on Epic Battle Over Chevron's "Amazon Chernobyl" Pollution

2 November 2016 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Quito, Ecuador – Leaders of Ecuadorian rainforest communities have teamed up with a two-time American Oscar winner to develop a feature film about their extraordinary two-decade “David v. Goliath” battle to hold Chevron accountable for creating one of the worst oil-related disasters on earth in the Amazon rainforest.     More »

Armed With New Evidence, Donziger Asks Full Appellate Court for Rehearing on Ecuador Environmental Case

26 September 2016 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

New York, NY – In a new legal filing, the lawyer for New York human rights attorney Steven Donziger criticized a U.S. federal appellate court's decision in favor of Chevron on the $9.5 billion Ecuador environmental judgment as 'lawless' and urged the entire court to rehear the case taking into account critical new evidence that completely undermines the main factual basis for the prior ruling.     More »

In Canada Enforcement Trial, Ecuadorians Say "Bring On" Chevron's Corrupt Witness Alberto Guerra for Questioning

Oil Giant Also Admits Kaplan’s Flawed U.S. Court Decision Cannot Bind Canadian Trial Judge
19 September 2016 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Toronto, Canada – The lawyer for Ecuadorian villagers in the trial to enforce the $9.5 billion Ecuador judgment said he was ready to question Chevron’s star witness Alberto Guerra on the stand about his false allegations of bribery, but that Chevron appears “afraid” to bring him up to Canada for grilling in open court.     More »

In Canada Trial, Chevron Fighting Desperately To Hide Embarrassing Information from Public

14 September 2016 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Toronto, Canada – Chevron lawyers and corporate executives are fighting desperately to prevent critical and apparently embarrassing information from spilling over into public view during the high-stakes enforcement trial over the Ecuador environmental judgment that began this week in a Canadian courtroom.     More »

In Ecuador Case, Focus Shifts to Canada Where Enforcement Hearing Targeting Chevron Assets Begins Monday

8 September 2016 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Toronto, Canada – A group of Ecuadorian indigenous groups and farmer communities from the rainforest will ask a Canadian judge Monday to stop Chevron from seeking to evade a $9.5 billion environmental damages award resulting from a lawsuit filed 23 years ago.     More »

On Eve of Enforcement Trial, Canada's Civil Society Calls for Chevron's Assets To Be Frozen So Ecuador Judgment Can Be Paid

Canadian environmental justice, labor, human rights, and First Nations groups blast Chevron and call for justice for Ecuadorians
7 September 2016 | Amazon Watch, Greenpeace Canada, Sierra Club BC, MiningWatch Canada, Friends of the Earth Canada

Some of Canada's largest environmental, labor and civil society organizations have now joined the growing international community demanding that Chevron clean up its toxic waste in the Ecuadorian Amazon and cease selling its assets in Canada while a debt collection action proceeds to force the company to comply with its US $10 billion liability to the people of Ecuador.     More »

Preliminary Statements on Ruling from 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals

8 August 2016

"We are shocked by this decision. The Ecuadorians' attorneys are reviewing it carefully and will be exploring all options for further appeal."     More »

Amazon Watch Response to Decision to Uphold Flawed Chevron Retaliatory Lawsuit

8 August 2016 | Amazon Watch

Amazon Watch is extremely disappointed by the decision of the 2nd Circuit Appeals court to uphold Chevron's RICO SLAPP suit filed in retaliation for the unprecedented victory of contaminated Ecuadorian communities over Chevron in Ecuador.     More »

U.S. Supreme Court Deals Blow to Chevron on Ecuador Pollution Case in Latest RICO Decision

27 June 2016 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

New York, NY – Chevron last week suffered a major setback when a U.S. Supreme Court decision sharply curtailed the use of a racketeering statute the company had been using in a last-ditch effort to delay enforcement of an $11 billion pollution judgment won by Ecuadorian villagers.     More »

Karen Hinton Rejoining Amazon Villagers to Battle Chevron Over $11B Pollution Judgment in Ecuador

8 June 2016 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Quito, Ecuador – Karen Hinton, the press secretary for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, is rejoining the campaign of indigenous and farmer communities in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest to force Chevron to pay up on a historic $11 billon environmental judgment imposed for the dumping of billions of gallons of toxic oil waste.     More »