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Kerry Kennedy Blasts Chevron As "Unpatriotic" For Destruction of Ecuador's Amazon

Human Rights Advocate Says Oil Giant Could Lose Business Worldwide Unless It "Mends It Ways" in South America
17 January 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Human rights lawyer Kerry Kennedy has blasted Chevron as "unpatriotic" and called on the company to "mend its ways" in Ecuador or risk losing business as governments in oil-producing nations begin to perceive it as a rogue operator out of step with the modern world.     More »

U.S. Law Firms Bill Chevron Exorbitant Fees To Prevent Clean-up of Ecuador Pollution Crisis

Oil Giant Concedes It Has Used Almost 500 Lawyers to Fight Rainforest Indigenous Groups
16 January 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – While indigenous groups in Ecuador's Amazon face possible death and grave illness from Chevron's "Rainforest Chernobyl" disaster, several prominent U.S. law firms and their well-known partners are billing the oil giant hundreds of millions of dollars to forestall a clean-up that could save thousands of lives, according to court documents.     More »

Chevron Reportedly Offered $1 Billion to Quash Huge Environmental Case In Ecuador

Rainforest Communities Slam Oil Giant for Engaging In "Corrupt" Attempt to Avoid Paying for Environmental Cleanup
9 January 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Quito, Ecuador – Reports have surfaced that Chevron is trying to float a $1 billion bribe offer to Ecuador's government to quash a historic $18 billion judgment against the company before international enforcement can begin.     More »

Chevron Suffers New Setback In $18 Billion Ecuador Legal Case

U.S. Federal Judge Denies Company's Motion to Attach Assets
6 January 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Chevron has lost yet another legal round over its increasingly furious effort to evade paying an $18 billion judgment in Ecuador for causing environmental damage in the Amazon rainforest, according to a decision released by a U.S. federal judge today.     More »

Devastating Evidence of Chevron Destruction Undergirds $18 Billion Ecuador Appellate Decision

Communities Release Document Summarizing Wide Body of Scientific Evidence
5 January 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Quito, Ecuador – Ecuador's courts relied on a wide body of devastating scientific and documentary evidence.     More »

Ecuador Appellate Judges Outraged by Chevron's Abuse of Judicial Process

In Meticulous Review, Panel Finds Ample Evidence to Support $18 Billion Judgment Against Oil Giant
4 January 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Lago Agrio, Ecuador – Members of the appellate panel in Ecuador that affirmed the $18 billion judgment against Chevron for contaminating the Amazon rainforest were clearly outraged at the oil giant's abuse of the judicial process.     More »

Chevron Guilty Verdict Upheld by Ecuador Appellate Court

$18 Billion Decision in Landmark Contamination Case Further Vindication for Thousands of Rainforest Residents
4 January 2012 | Amazon Watch, RAN

San Francisco, CA – Yesterday, an Ecuadorian appellate court upheld a historic $18 billion award against Chevron for the company's deliberate contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon.     More »

Ecuador Appellate Court Confirms $18 Billion Judgment Against Chevron In Ecuador

Rainforest Communities Issue Statement Condemning Chevron's Greed and Criminal Misconduct in South American Country
3 January 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Quito, Ecuador – Lago Agrio plaintiffs: "The decision by an independent appellate court is yet further confirmation of Chevron's extraordinary greed and criminal misconduct in Ecuador."     More »

Chevron Fraud Scandal In Ecuador Implicates Rice University Professor

Dr. Pedro J. Alvarez Asked to Disavow Report Submitted In $18 Billion Environmental Case In Ecuador
3 January 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – A prominent environmental engineering professor at Rice University has been implicated in a fraud scandal in Ecuador's courts after submitting a report defending Chevron that appears to be the product of fabricated evidence, say lawyers for the plaintiffs.     More »

Chevron Used Two Prominent U.S. Professors to Defraud Ecuador Court, Documents Reveal

Smoking Gun Evidence that Company Duped Its Own Paid Experts to Hide Presence of Cancer-causing toxins at Chevron Well Sites
29 December 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Even though it lost the historic $18 billion trial in Ecuador, Chevron continues to defraud Ecuador's appellate courts by refusing to disclose that it altered a key document to induce two U.S. academic "experts" to endorse fake testing methods to hide the presence of massive quantities of cancer-causing toxins at the company's former well sites in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest, according to new documents released under federal court order.     More »