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Facing Devastating Setbacks, Chevron Now Seeks Taxpayer Bailout from $18 Billion Ecuador Judgment

Oil Giant's Legal Options Continue to Narrow
1 February 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Quito, Ecuador – Facing devastating setbacks in the courts of two countries over its $18 billion Ecuador liability, Chevron is now seeking a taxpayer-funded bailout for the clean-up costs of its environmental catastrophe in the Amazon rainforest.     More »

Chevron CEO's Plan to Evade $18b Ecuador Liability Falters As Courts Slam Oil Giant

Analysis of Litigation Offered to Company Shareholders by Leaders of Indigenous Groups
30 January 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, ,NY – U.S. courts are showing increasing hostility toward Chevron and its CEO John Watson over the company's $18 billion Ecuador liability as the oil giant's plan to quash the landmark case continues to falter.     More »

Second Circuit Ruling Sets Right Grave Injustice Against Ecuadorians

Chevron's Abusive Legal Tactics Rebuked
26 January 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

A grave injustice against the Ecuadorians has been set right by today's 2nd Circuit ruling. It rebukes Chevron's abusive legal tactics of the past two years designed solely to malign the very people who suffer as a result of the company's deliberate poisoning of their homeland, the Ecuadorian rainforest.     More »

Chevron Paid $2.2 Million to Man Who Threatened to Expose Company's Corruption in Ecuador

23 January 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Chevron has paid a whopping $2.2 million to a longtime company contractor who repeatedly threatened to expose the company's attempts to mislead the court and corrupt the landmark environmental trial in Ecuador, according to new court documents.     More »

Statement on Chevron's Appeal of the $18 Billion Judgment in Ecuador

20 January 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

For almost two decades, Chevron has stood in the way of a comprehensive cleanup of billions of gallons of crude oil and toxic waste water it deliberately dumped into the pristine rainforest. Thousands of people have died or have suffered from illnesses as the oil giant and its legions of lawyers fought to distract attention from the overwhelming evidence against the company. Chevron has always believed that Ecuador's many laws prohibiting environmental contamination should not apply to the company's misconduct.     More »

2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Denies Chevron's Motion to Lift the Stay on the Injunction to Block the $18 Billion Judgment Against Chevron in an Ecuador Court

19 January 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Chevron's legal options to evade the Ecuador judgment continue to narrow. Chevron's shareholders must now understand that the company's management team is putting their interests at great risk due to the company's bungling of the Ecuador litigation.     More »

Chevron Refusing to Contest Ecuador Appellate Court Decision Upholding $18 Billion In Damages

Court Confirms Oil Giant Must Post Bond to Suspend Enforcement Actions
18 January 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Quito, Ecuador – In a stark departure from its normal litigation practices, Chevron has refused to request that the Ecuador appellate court that recently affirmed the $18 billion judgment against the oil major reconsider or clarify its decision.     More »

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 »