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BP Talks Settlement In Gulf, While Chevron Pouts Over Larger $18 Billion Ecuador Disaster

1 March 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – While BP is in settlement talks over the Gulf oil spill disaster, Chevron continues to pout over its $18 billion Ecuador judgment after being found guilty of waging a deliberate multi-decade contamination of the Amazon rainforest.     More »

Chevron's Arbitrator Suffers from Acute Ethical Problems, Ecuadorians Assert

Grigera Noan's "Business Relationship" With Chevron Lawyer Raises Questions
23 February 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Horacio Grigera Noan, Chevron's arbitrator in a secret investor proceeding related to an $18 billion environmental judgment in Ecuador, has what amounts to a "business relationship" with the oil giant's lead American lawyer and therefore should be disqualified and sanctioned under the ethical rules governing international arbitrators.     More »

Shareholders Challenge Chevron Management Over $18 Billion Ecuador Liability

Financial Times Newsletter Describes Chevron Board As "Nearly Invisible"
22 February 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – A highly-respected newsletter distributed to corporate directors has described Chevron's Board as "nearly invisible" when dealing with the risks stemming from company's $18 billion environmental judgment in Ecuador.     More »

Ecuador Court Rejects Latest Chevron Attempt to Block Enforcement of $18 Billion Judgment

20 February 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Quito, Ecuador – With its options dwindling and the mistakes of its legal team mounting, Chevron has suffered another courtroom setback in its eleventh-hour attempt to block indigenous rainforest communities from enforcing their $18 billion judgment against the oil giant's assets around the world.     More »

Will Chevron Case Take Down Trade Pact "Investor-State" Enforcement System?

Unprecedented Ruling Today by International Investor Tribunal Orders Ecuadorian Government to Violate Its Constitution, Interfere in Its Independent Court System to Help Chevron Evade Liability for Amazonian Contamination
17 February 2012 | Public Citizen

Washington, DC – An unprecedented ruling today, in which an investor-state international arbitral tribunal initiated by Chevron ordered the Ecuadorian government to interfere in the operations of Ecuador's independent court system on behalf of the oil giant, provides a chilling glimpse of how corporations are trying to use international investor tribunals to evade justice, said Public Citizen.     More »

Chevron Secret Arbitration "Order" Will Have No Impact On $18 Billion Judgment, Ecuadorians Assert

Will Backfire Against Oil Giant In Courts Around World
17 February 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Washington, DC – A secret "order" issued Thursday from a private investor arbitration panel purporting to freeze a nine-year environmental litigation against Chevron in Ecuador violates international law and will have little or no impact on any potential enforcement action against the oil giant in countries around the world, said representatives of the plaintiffs.     More »

Video Exposes Chevron's Decimation of Indigenous Groups In Ecuador's Amazon

A Sordid Tale of Crime and Cover-up By Major U.S. Oil Company
16 February 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – In the Ecuadorian rainforest, far from the eyes of the U.S. news media, sits one of the world's most devastating environmental disasters – one that has killed numerous people and likely will kill thousands more in the coming years from cancer and other oil-related diseases if not properly remediated.     More »

Criticism of Chevron Grows Over Use of "Secret" Panel to Evade $18 Billion Ecuador Judgment

International Jurists Protest Oil Giant's Latest Maneuver
13 February 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – The Andean Commission of Jurists and five prestigious international law experts from around the world have joined a growing chorus of criticism targeting Chevron’s attempt to use a secret investor arbitration as part of its campaign to evade an $18 billion environmental judgment in Ecuador.     More »

Ecuador Communities Target Chevron's Secret Investor Arbitration In New Court Filing

Petition Accuses Oil Giant of Trying to Deny Human Rights to Thousands of Rainforest Inhabitants
10 February 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Washington, DC – Indigenous rainforest communities from Ecuador who recently won an $18 billion judgment against Chevron for environmental damage have filed suit before a renowned international human rights court seeking an order that would prevent the oil giant from using a secret arbitration to violate their legal rights.     More »

New Evidence That Chevron Used U.S. Professors to Defraud Ecuador Court In $18 Billion Environmental Lawsuit

Alvarez and Mackay Under Spotlight For Defending Efforts to Hide Contamination From Ecuador Judge
7 February 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Chevron is refusing to deny that it defrauded Ecuador's courts by altering a key document to induce U.S. academic "experts" to endorse fake testing methods to hide the presence of massive quantities of cancer-causing toxins at the company's former well sites in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest.     More »