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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 »

Chevron Suffers Yet Another Legal Setback in Campaign to Evade Ecuador Judgment – This Time by Judge Kaplan

31 July 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Judge Kaplan's decision is yet another setback in a string of recent defeats for Chevron in its improper campaign to evade its legal obligation to clean up the massive environmental contamination in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest.     More »

Chevron Censored Shareholders Who Wanted to Challenge Management Over $19 Billion Ecuador Liability

31 July 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

San Ramon, CA – Chevron's top management appeared to be censoring shareholders who wanted to pose some tough questions about the company's $19 billion Ecuador environmental liability during its quarterly earnings call.     More »

U.S. Government Deals Chevron Stinging Defeat Over Ecuador Trade Preferences

2 July 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Washington, D.C. – For the sixth straight year, the United States government has flatly rejected Chevron's increasingly frantic attempts to cut trade preferences for Ecuador in what critics say is part of an unethical campaign to interfere in a private environmental litigation brought by rainforest villagers.     More »

Chevron Faces Asset Seizure In Brazil Over $18 Billion Ecuador Judgment

27 June 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Brasilia, Brazil – Villagers from Ecuador's rainforest who won a landmark court judgment against Chevron for causing massive environmental and health damage filed suit Wednesday as a first step to seize the oil giant's assets in Brazil to generate funds to remove cancer-causing toxins and oil sludge from their ancestral homelands.     More »

U.S. Appellate Court Again Rejects Chevron Allegations Over $18 Billion Ecuador Lawsuit

12 June 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Washington, D.C. – The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today dealt another setback to Chevron over its $18 billion Ecuador liability, reversing a lower court decision that allowed the oil giant access to documents from a prominent consulting group for the Amazon rainforest communities that sued the company.     More »

U.S. Congresswoman Seeks Probe of Chevron Over $18 Billion Ecuador Case

11 June 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Washington, DC – A U.S. Congresswoman has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to determine whether Chevron is violating securities laws related to a court finding that it deliberately dumped billions of gallons of toxic waste into the Amazon rainforest.     More »