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Chevron-DeLeon Settlement in Ecuador Case Will Lead to More Funds for Environmental Clean-up, Villagers Say

16 February 2015 | Hinton Communications

New York, NY – Chevron's settlement with London-based businessman Russell DeLeon over his support for indigenous rainforest villagers will lead to more funds for environmental clean-up and ultimately backfire against the oil giant.     More »

Rainforest Villagers Demand Release of New Report That Demonstrates Chevron's Star Witness Lied in Federal Court

9 February 2015 | Hinton Communications

New York, NY – Rainforest villagers from Ecuador are demanding that Chevron's lead appellate counsel Theodore B. Olson and their own government immediately make public the contents of a new forensic report that appears to prove that the oil giant's key allegation in its retaliatory RICO case is false.     More »

Chevron's Battered Image Over Ecuador Ecological Disaster Takes Another Hit in Davos

Oil Giant Wins "Lifetime Achievement" Award for Efforts to Evade Justice
23 January 2015 | Amazon Watch

Davos, Switzerland – Prominent Swiss environmental organizations have crowned Chevron with an embarrassing "lifetime achievement" award for dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste into streams and rivers in Ecuador's rainforest relied on by local indigenous communities for their water.     More »

Chevron Maneuvering to Block Ecuadorian Villagers from Enforcing $9.5 Billion Judgment in Canadian Courts

10 December 2014 | Hinton Communications

Ottawa, Canada – Trying to make good on its promise of a "lifetime of litigation" to avoid paying for a clean-up of Ecuador's rainforest, Chevron will ask the Supreme Court of Canada this week to create a new jurisdictional hurdle that likely would close off the country's courts to indigenous communities seeking to enforce their $9.5 billion environmental judgment against the company.     More »

Chevron Trying to Suppress Expert Report that Undermines Company's Star Witness in Ecuador Pollution Trial

4 December 2014 | Hinton Communications

New York, NY – As its much-vaunted racketeering verdict over a $9.5 billion Ecuador liability faces likely reversal, Chevron is now trying to suppress a new expert report that appears to provide yet more evidence that the oil giant's star witness was corrupt and lied to the U.S. judge who presided over the racketeering case.     More »

Public Eye Lifetime Award and The Yes Men Mark Farewell from Davos

19 November 2014 | Berne Declaration

After 15 years of the Public Eye, the Berne Declaration and Greenpeace Switzerland are taking stock and, in their farewell to Davos and the WEF, will present a final award to one company for its lifetime achievements in corporate irresponsibility.     More »

Law Scholar Criticizes U.S. Judge Kaplan for Using "Judicial Slander" to Undermine Ecuador Pollution Case

10 November 2014 | Hinton Communications

New York, NY – A prominent U.S. law scholar is criticizing a federal judge and Chevron for using tainted witness testimony and "international judicial slander" to illegally undermine efforts by Ecuadorian rainforest villagers to collect a $9.5 billion environmental judgment needed to clean up the extensive contamination of their ancestral lands.     More »

Ecuadorian Villagers Urge U.S. State Department Official to Demand Chevron Pay $9.5 Billion Pollution Judgment

High-level Diplomat Roberta Jacobson Told Not to Lobby for Chevron During Visit to Quito to Meet Government Officials
4 November 2014 | Hinton Communications

Quito, Ecuador – Rainforest indigenous groups are urging a top-level official from the U.S. State Department to demand Chevron abide by the rule of law and pay its $9.5 billion Ecuador pollution liability when she makes a surprise visit to the Andean nation's capital this week.     More »

U.S. Judge Kaplan Held Investments In Chevron When He Ruled for Company in Ecuador Pollution Dispute

Donziger Calls On Judge to Review Investments and Make Full Disclosure of All Ties to Oil Company
29 October 2014 | Amazon Watch

New York, NY – The U.S. federal judge who ruled in favor of Chevron in the company's campaign to block collection of its $9.5 billion environmental liability in Ecuador held investments in the oil company at the time of his decision, documents reveal.     More »

Rainforest Communities Seek Criminal Investigation of Chevron CEO Watson Before International Court

23 October 2014 | Amazon Watch

Quito, Ecuador – Rainforest communities in Ecuador today requested that an international court open a criminal investigation of Chevron CEO John Watson and other high-level officers of the company over their role in violating international humanitarian law by obstructing a court-mandated clean-up of toxic contamination in the Amazon, putting thousands of lives at risk.     More »