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Chevron CEO and Board Confronted for Lying To Shareholders, SEC and Public at Annual Shareholder Meeting

Watson unable to respond to fraud charges and clear ethics violations
25 May 2016 | Amazon Watch

After six years as Chevron CEO and Chair of the Board John Watson has been unable to resolve major shareholder unrest over his leadership. In one of its strongest rebukes to date, thirty percent of Chevron shareholders representing $57.6 billion of assets under management sent a clear message to Watson and his team on the Ecuador issue: your leadership has failed.      More »

Investors and Activists Hold Chevron's Feet to the Fire at Annual Shareholder Meeting

Oil Company Management Barraged with Criticisms over Climate Change Fraud, SEC Violations, and Environmental Justice
24 May 2016 | Amazon Watch

A coalition of local, national and international environmental and human rights rights organizations once again demand that Chevron Corp be held to account over its environmental and human rights abuses in the Amazon rainforest, at its Richmond refinery, and everywhere the corporation operates.     More »

Chevron CEO Faces Pressure Cooker Over Ecuador, Climate Change at Shareholder Meeting

20 May 2016 | Amazon Watch

Chevron's unprecedented $11 billion pollution liability in Ecuador and its refusal to address climate change are set to dominate the company's annual meeting as CEO John Watson faces increasing pressure from his own shareholders, court rulings, and environmental groups who are accusing the company of trying to intimidate critics and evade its legacy contamination problems.     More »

In Key Setback, Chevron Abandons Last Legitimate Legal Claim in Ecuador Against $10B Pollution Judgment

31 March 2016 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Quito, Ecuador – Chevron has decided to abandon the last legitimate legal challenge to its $10 billion pollution liability in Ecuador, dealing yet another blow to the company's strategy to evade a clean-up of billions of gallons of toxic waste that courts found were deliberately dumped into the country's rainforest.     More »

Chevron Violates Canada Supreme Court Order By Trying to "Derail" Ecuador Pollution Judgment, Lawyer Says

27 January 2016 | UDAPT

Toronto, Canada – Chevron is under fire in Canada for violating a unanimous order of the country's Supreme Court that Ecuadorian rainforest villagers be allowed to try to seize the oil giant's assets to force it to comply with a $10 billion pollution judgment in their home country, according to the latest legal motion filed in the action.     More »

Braving Death Threats, Ecuadorian Villagers Ask U.N. to Block Chevron From Attacking Human Rights Defenders Who Obtained Historic Judgment

21 January 2016 | Amazon Watch

Geneva, Switzerland – Ecuadorian indigenous villagers who braved death threats in their battle with Chevron have teamed up with a leading international organization to demand that the United Nations block the oil giant from continuing an intimidation campaign targeting the human rights advocates who obtained a legally-binding $10 billion environmental pollution judgment against the company.     More »

In 2016, Chevron Faces Potential "Litigation Catastrophe" Over Ecuador Pollution Liability

4 January 2016 | UDAPT

New York, NY – In 2016, Chevron faces a potential litigation catastrophe over its $10 billion "Amazon Chernobyl" pollution liability as rainforest villagers step up efforts to force company assets into receivership to pay for a court-ordered clean-up of what experts consider to be one of the worst oil-related environmental disasters in history.     More »

Chevron General Counsel Hew Pate Misleads Financial Markets Over Default Judgment In Ecuador Pollution Case

18 December 2015 | UDAPT

New York, NY – Hit hard by a series of courtroom setbacks related to its $10 billion Ecuador pollution liability, Chevron's top lawyer R. Hewitt Pate is again misleading the financial markets by falsely claiming that a small default judgment the company obtained in the tiny protectorate of Gibraltar is a major victory against indigenous villagers, according to representatives of the rainforest communities.     More »

Chevron Using Convicted Felons to Try To Block $9.5 Billion Ecuador Pollution Judgment

7 December 2015 | UDAPT

Toronto, Ontario – With evidence against it in the Ecuador pollution case mounting, Chevron has turned to yet another convicted felon -- former Canadian media titan Conrad Black -- to help it try to block indigenous villagers from enforcing their $9.5 billion environmental judgment in Canada.     More »

Chevron Agrees to Pay Huge Salary and Income Taxes of Key Witness Who Perjured Himself In Ecuador Pollution Case

12 November 2015 | The People of Ecuador V. Chevron

New York, NY – Chevron has quietly renewed its controversial contract to pay a hefty salary to its star witness in the Ecuador pollution case even after he admitted committing perjury on the stand to try to taint the $9.5 billion environmental judgment against the oil giant, according to sworn testimony recently made available to the public.     More »