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Chevron CEO John Watson Lied to Shareholders About Not Having Assets In Ecuador

19 October 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Quito, Ecuador – A court decision this week in Ecuador to freeze an estimated $200 million of Chevron assets is clear evidence that the oil giant's CEO and General Counsel were lying to shareholders when they repeatedly claimed the company had no assets in the country.     More »

Court Grants Ecuador Villagers First Big Victory Against Chevron Assets

16 October 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Quito, Ecuador – Rainforest villagers from Ecuador scored their first significant collection victory against Chevron’s assets this week in their attempt to enforce the historic $19 billion judgment against the oil giant after it was found to have caused cancers and environmental damage to ancestral lands in the Amazon.     More »

Chevron Defeat at Supreme Court Part of Growing Hostility of U.S. Judiciary Toward Oil Giant

10 October 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Washington, DC – The U.S. Supreme Court's refusal this week to hear Chevron's appeal of its $19 billion liability in Ecuador is the latest in a long string of courtroom setbacks suffered by the oil giant in the historic environmental case.     More »

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Chevron Appeal In $19 Billion Ecuador Environmental Case

9 October 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected Chevron's latest attempt to block global enforcement of a historic $19 billion environmental judgment from Ecuador's courts, removing another hurdle for rainforest indigenous groups as they continue their efforts to seize billions of dollars of Chevron assets around the world.     More »

No Love for Chevron in U.S. Courts

2 October 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Chevron's courtroom setbacks in the U.S. related to its $19 billion Ecuador liability are piling up as CEO John Watson faces increased shareholder pressure around the world to settle the case, according to an analysis of all legal actions filed by the oil giant in U.S. federal courts.     More »

Chevron Targeting Private Email Accounts of 101 People Linked To Ecuador Environmental Case

28 September 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Desperate to avoid paying a $19 billion environmental judgment from Ecuador, Chevron has launched a retaliation campaign by trying to gain access to years of activity of the private email accounts of 101 people who have some connection to the lawsuit.     More »

U.S. Judge Sits On Documents That Tie Chevron to Corruption In Ecuador

25 September 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

San Francisco – A U.S. federal judge in San Francisco is inexplicably delaying the release of documents that would shed light on Chevron's extensive misconduct in judicial proceedings in Ecuador where it recently was hit with a $19 billion judgment for dumping toxic waste into the Amazon rainforest.      More »

Ecuadorians' Lawyer Fights Back In U.S. Court To Stop Chevron Lies

24 August 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Steven Donziger filed claims against Chevron in federal court charging the oil giant with orchestrating an illegal campaign of intimidation and lies to evade paying a $19 billion court judgment for creating what experts believe is the world's worst oil-related environmental disaster.     More »

Chevron Flouts Safety Standards in Its Own Backyard

10 August 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

San Ramon, CA – The backstory to Chevron's disastrous refinery explosion this week in California can be found thousands of miles away in Ecuador and Nigeria where for years vulnerable communities have been suffering the awful consequences of Chevron's greedy and conflict-ridden corporate culture.     More »

Chevron Faces New Asset Seizures In Ecuador As Clock Ticks to Midnight Deadline

6 August 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Lago Agrio, Ecuador – After almost 19 years of litigation, the clock is now ticking down to the final hours for Chevron to pay a $19.04 billion Ecuador court judgment or officially default and face yet another lawsuit to seize its assets, this time in the South American nation.     More »