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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 »

Chevron's $1 Billion Bribe Offer to Quash Legal Case Rocks Ecuador

Company Officials Not Denying That It Tried To Sabotage Historic Environmental Litigation
23 December 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Quito, Ecuador – Chevron is remaining silent in the face of mounting evidence that the company tried to bribe Ecuador's government to quash an $18 billion environmental judgment and that a Chevron official ordered the destruction of documents as part of a broad scheme to duck responsibility for causing extensive pollution in the Amazon rainforest, according to documents and news reports.     More »