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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 »

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 »