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New Report Details How U.S. Courts Endorsed Chevron's Fabricated Evidence in Historic Amazon Pollution Case

Ecuadorian Villagers and Counsel Slam Chevron's Star Witness for Lying and Offer Rebuttals To 12 False "Findings" by Second Circuit Court of Appeals
16 May 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

New York, NY – A federal appellate court in New York ignored devastating new evidence that Chevron and its lawyers fabricated witness testimony and distorted key evidence when it affirmed an unprecedented decision designed to immunize the company from a historic $9.5 billion environmental liability in Ecuador, according to a new report called How U.S. Courts Got It Wrong In Chevron's Amazon Pollution Case.     More »

19 Scholars Urge U.S. Supreme Court To Condemn Chevron for Violating International Law in Amazon Pollution Case

In New Show of Support for Villagers, Experts Demand That Justices Throw Out Judge Kaplan's RICO Decision
10 May 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Washington, DC – Nineteen prominent law experts from several of the world's leading universities are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out a highly controversial decision by a federal judge designed to immunize Chevron from a $9.5 billion liability in the Ecuador pollution case.     More »

Environmental Groups Condemn Chevron Before U.S. Supreme Court for Faking Evidence in Pollution Case

3 May 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Washington, DC – Leading civil society groups have submitted two briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court blasting Chevron and its law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher for falsifying evidence and trying to intimidate environmental activists to help the company evade a historic $9.5 billion environmental liability in Ecuador.     More »

Civil Society Groups Ask U.S. Supreme Court To Reject Chevron's Attempts to Suppress Free Speech and Undermine Historic Amazon Pollution Case

Supreme Court Presented With Evidence of Chevron's Bribery, Intimidation and Retaliation Against Civil Society Groups and Indigenous Communities
1 May 2017 | Amazon Watch

Oakland, CA – Several prominent environmental and human rights groups are demanding that the U.S. Supreme Court block Chevron's ongoing attacks on their Free Speech rights and its use of false evidence in the historic Ecuador pollution case, where the oil giant faces the largest environmental judgment ever after admitting that it dumped billions of gallons of toxic waste into the rainforest.     More »

Chevron's False Evidence in Ecuador Pollution Case Presented To U.S. Supreme Court

30 March 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Washington, DC – Ecuadorian rainforest villagers and their longtime U.S. human rights lawyer have presented proof of Chevron's bribes, false evidence, and fraud to the U.S. Supreme Court as part of a petition to try to overturn an unprecedented RICO decision by controversial U.S. trial judge Lewis A. Kaplan.     More »

Step Towards Justice in Chevron Ecuador Contamination Case

Canadian judge rules plaintiffs can take case for asset seizure to trial
23 January 2017 | Amazon Watch

Communities in Ecuador moved another important step closer to justice last week when an Ontario court ruled that they have the right to go to trial in Canada against Chevron, the oil company responsible for deliberately dumping - and then refusing to clean up - 18 billion gallons of toxic waste in their Amazon rainforest homeland.     More »

Ecuador Villagers Celebrate Victory, Vow to Seize Chevron Assets To Pay for Pollution Clean-Up After Canada Court Decision

20 January 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Toronto, Canada – Leaders of Ecuadorian indigenous rainforest communities have won the right to take Chevron to a short 'mini-trial' to try to seize roughly $12 billion in company assets in Canada to enforce an environmental judgment, despite a technical legal ruling from a trial judge in Toronto that seems to put up a temporary roadblock to their corporate accountability campaign.     More »

Legendary Ecuadorian Nurse Who Hosted Celebrities and Battled Chevron Over Pollution Tragically Dies of Cancer

4 January 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

San Carlos, Ecuador – Rosa Moreno, the legendary Ecuadorian nurse who hosted major celebrities such as Brad Pitt in her small jungle health clinic while serving as a medical lifeline to people battling Chevron over oil pollution, has herself succumbed to cancer apparently caused by exposure to toxins in her community.     More »

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 »