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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 »

Ecuadorians Hit Chevron With $18 Billion Enforcement Action In Canada

30 May 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Toronto, Ontario – Villagers from Ecuador's rainforest today filed a lawsuit in Canada as the first step in forcing the company to comply with an $18 billion court judgment rendered in Ecuador and imposed to permit the clean-up of what experts believe is the largest oil disaster on the planet.     More »

Shareholders Reprimand Chevron CEO Watson at Annual Meeting Over $18 Billion Ecuador Liability

28 May 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

San Ramon, CA – Chevron CEO John Watson today suffered a stunning reprimand during a tense annual meeting when shareholders voted in massive numbers to support resolutions citing his failure to properly manage the company's $18 billion adverse judgment in Ecuador.     More »

40 Institutional Investors Demand Chevron Settle Ecuador Environmental Case

28 May 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Only days before its annual shareholder meeting, forty Chevron investors with $580 billion in assets under management have demanded the oil giant settle the $18 billion environmental lawsuit brought by impoverished indigenous groups in the Ecuadorian rainforest almost two decades ago.     More »

New York State Pension Fund Renews Call for Chevron to Resolve Ecuador Lawsuit

25 May 2012 | New York State Comptroller

New York, NY – New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli joined with 39 other investors from the United States, Canada and Europe, with a combined total of $580 billion in assets under management, to call on Chevron to settle its two-decade-long legal battle with indigenous populations in the Amazon rainforest.     More »

Chevron CEO Faces Growing Anger From Shareholders Over $18 Billion Ecuador Liability

23 May 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – An epic showdown between angry Chevron shareholders and notoriously short-tempered CEO John Watson over the company's $18 billion Ecuador liability is brewing just days before the company's annual meeting next week.     More »

Chevron Faces "Irreparable Damage" Because of $18 Billion Ecuador Judgment, Says New Financial Analysis

14 May 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – A new financial analysis has found that Chevron's $18 billion Ecuador environmental liability poses a threat of "irreparable damage" to the oil major's global operations if the plaintiffs make good on their promise to launch legal actions to enforce the judgment in countries where Chevron has billions of dollars in assets.     More »