All Press Releases

Ecuadorian Victims Secure Rights to $96 Million to Compensate Them in Chevron Oil Disaster

2 July 2013 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Quito, Ecuador – The plaintiffs in a successful suit against the giant oil company Chevron for contaminating the land and water supplies of 30,000 residents of Ecuador's Amazon region have secured the right to collect $96 million owed to Chevron in Ecuador.     Read more...

Nobel Laureate Human Rights Leader Denounces Court Decision Favoring Chevron in Argentina

10 June 2013 | Amazon Defense Coalition

 Argentina's Nobel Prize-winning human rights figure Adolfo Pérez Esquivel today accused that country's Supreme Court of betraying the interests of Argentine and other Latin Americans last week with its decision freeing the global oil company Chevron from an embargo aimed at compensating victims of oil and chemical spills in the Amazon region of Ecuador.     Read more...

Reaction of Ecuadorian Plaintiffs in Chevron Case to Ruling in Argentina

5 June 2013 | Amazon Defense Coalition

We have had a temporary setback in Argentina. Their Supreme Court ruled last night, in essence, that the embargo there was premature because the subsidiaries of Chevron in Argentina were not heard in the action in Ecuador that held that the subsidiaries were subject to the embargo, and thus were denied due process.       Read more...

Federal Judge Asked to Stay Case over $19b Ecuador Judgment

4 June 2013 | Donziger and Associates

New York, NY – A New York federal judge long accused of bias against Ecuadorian rainforest residents over a $19B pollution case is continuing to allow Chevron to "systematically harass" two victims of its toxic pollution and their long-time New York lawyer.     Read more...

Ecuadorians Take Case Against Chevron to United Nations

A day after sounding the alarm at Chevron’s shareholder meeting, victims of oil company’s bad faith ask for global action
30 May 2013 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Geneva, Switzerland – Fresh from a day of confronting Chevron's CEO and board at their annual shareholders' meeting in San Ramon, CA, tomorrow representatives of Ecuador's community that won a $19 billion judgment against the U.S. oil company take their case to the United Nations.     Read more...

Investors and Activists Contest Chevron's Actions at Annual Shareholder Meeting

Group calls on Chevron to refrain from political spending and address environmental and human rights violations
29 May 2013 | True Cost of Chevron Network

San Ramon, CA – Chevron shareholders and a coalition of activist groups held a protest outside Chevron's annual shareholder meeting today to call on the company to refrain from political spending, its contribution to the growing threat of climate change, and its human rights abuses in South America.     Read more...

$19 Billion Ecuadorian Lawsuit Dominates Chevron AGM

Communities and stakeholders unite to demand CEO Watson resign
29 May 2013 | Amazon Watch

San Ramon, CA – At the company's Annual General Meeting (AGM) of shareholders today, Chevron CEO John Watson personally came under fire for his mishandling of the massive $19 billion environmental disaster in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Years after the landmark legal victory against Chevron in an Ecuadorian court, the Ecuadorian Amazon remains destroyed as the company continues to challenge the verdict and evade justice.      Read more...

$19B Ecuador Liability Puts Chevron CEO on Hot Seat at Annual Meeting Tomorrow

28 May 2013 | Amazon Watch

Oakland, CA – Facing growing unrest from shareholders and environmental activists and forced to testify about his own role in the $19 billion Ecuador case, Chevron CEO John Watson will be under enormous pressure tomorrow at the company's annual meeting where rainforest indigenous villagers and their investor allies plan to confront him over his company's toxic dumping in the Amazon.     Read more...

Shareholders and Activists Call on Chevron to Refrain from Political Spending and Oust CEO John Watson at Annual Meeting

24 May 2013 | Amazon Watch, Public Citizen

Oakland, CA – Chevron shareholders and a coalition of activist groups will hold a press briefing on Tuesday, May 28, the day before the annual Chevron shareholder meeting, to demand that the company refrain from all election-related spending. Groups will also protest Chevron's inaction on the growing threat of climate change and environmental violations. Amazon Watch will be calling on the company to fire CEO John Watson for his failure to address human rights abuses.     Read more...

Chevron Investors Ask SEC to Investigate CVX for Lying to Shareholders about $19B Ecuador Judgment

23 May 2013 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Fourteen shareholder groups petitioned the Securities and Exchange Commission today to investigate lies and sins of omission to shareholders about the severity of the $19 billion judgment against the company for destruction of the environment and public health in Lago Agrio, Ecuador. The groups say Chevron is misleading investors about what the judgment could mean for Chevron's financial future.     Read more...