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Chevron In Open Conflict with Ecuador Government to Evade Environmental Cleanup

Lobbyists and P.R. Firms Attack Ecuador to Evade $18 Billion Judgment As Chevron Lawyers Suffer Setbacks in Courts Around the World
10 October 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Washington, D.C. – Chevron is paying U.S. lobbyists and public relations firms millions of dollars to foment open conflict with Ecuador's government as part of a global strategy to evade paying an $18.2 billion court judgment for environmental contamination, according to public spending records and legal documents.     More »

New York Comptroller Urges Chevron to Save "Battered Reputation" In Ecuador Litigation

5 October 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – The Comptroller who runs New York's $146 billion state pension fund has gone public to urge Chevron to "spare the company's battered reputation" by settling an environmental lawsuit spanning two decades in the Ecuadorian rainforest.     More »

Wikileaks Cables Expose Chevron's Lobbying of Ecuador Government to Kill $18 Billion Environmental Case

Newly Released Cables Raise Questions About Chevron Ties to U.S. Embassy and Misrepresentations
21 September 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Chevron engaged in a clandestine lobbying campaign of Ecuador's government to improperly shut down the historic environmental case brought by thousands of indigenous persons, according to a series of cables written by U.S. government officials and recently disclosed by Wikileaks.     More »

Amazon Watch Statement on the September 19th 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Order Lifting the U.S. District Court's Injunction Barring Enforcement of Ecuadorian Court Verdict Against Chevron

20 September 2011 | Amazon Watch

Yesterday's order from the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals brings the oil-ravaged indigenous and rural communities of the Ecuadorian Amazon one step closer to justice after nearly two decades of fighting to hold American oil giant Chevron accountable for the devastation it caused in their rainforest lands.     More »

U.S. State Department Concludes Ecuador Provides Impartial Tribunals, Says Expert Report

Chevron Continues to Manipulate Data to Evade Environmental Liability
8 September 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – A new report based on U.S. government data and independent surveys demonstrates conclusively that Ecuador's court system ranks better than most of its neighbors in Latin America and provides impartial tribunals to litigants, clearly undermining Chevron's claims that an $18 billion judgment against it for environmental damage from the South American country cannot be enforced.     More »

Arbitration Panel Slashed Chevron Damages Claim by 87%, Granting Oil Giant Only 13 Cents On the Dollar

Award Fails to Offset Chevron's $18 Billion Liability in Ecuador
2 September 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – An international arbitration tribunal this week slashed a Chevron damage claim against Ecuador in a series of commercial disputes by 87%, granting the oil giant a paltry 13 cents on the dollar and failing to offset the company's $18 billion liability in a separate environmental case.     More »

Chevron Seeking "Do Over" of Eight-Year Pollution Trial Before Favored Judge

Oil Giant Shelves RICO Case and Now Plans to Call Experts To Assert Massive Pollution In Ecuador Is Not Its Problem, Say Legal Papers
30 August 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Ecuadorian indigenous residents are accusing a New York federal judge of improperly allowing Chevron to re-litigate an eight-year pollution trial that it lost to help bail out the company from a potential $18 billion clean-up liability, according to legal papers filed in recent days in New York federal court.     More »

Chevron Again Trying To Exclude Key Lawyer In Ecuador Case From U.S. Trial

Fearing Its Misconduct Will Be Exposed, Oil Giant Pushes Hard to Keep Donziger and Keker Out of Court
9 August 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Chevron is again trying to exclude American lawyer Steven Donziger and his powerhouse attorney John Keker from a controversial trial in U.S. federal court over the company's $18 billion liability in an environmental case in Ecuador, according to court papers and representatives of the plaintiffs.     More »

Corporate Polluters Close Rank Behind Chevron In Ecuador Case

Dow Chemical, Shell, and Dole File Legal Brief Designed To Help Chevron Evade Rainforest Clean-up Liability
13 July 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Some of the world's most notorious polluters are closing rank behind Chevron to help the oil giant evade its legal obligation to clean-up billions of gallons of toxic waste dumped into the Amazon region of Ecuador, according to legal briefs filed before a New York appeals court.     More »

Environmental Groups Line Up Against Chevron Over Company's Attempt to Block Ecuador Clean-up

EarthRights International Criticizes Chevron's "Gamesmanship" Before U.S. Federal Judge
11 July 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – In legal briefs, two prominent U.S. environmental law groups are criticizing Chevron's "unprecedented" attempt to use U.S. courts to try to block its legal obligation to pay clean-up costs in Ecuador for contaminating the Amazon rainforest.     More »