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Ivonne Baki Tried to Help Chevron Bribe Ecuador's Government to Thwart $18 Billion Environmental Case, Court Documents Suggest

Chevron Admits In Legal Papers That It Used Baki Repeatedly As Part of Its Lobbying Effort To Destroy Lawsuit
22 December 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Ivonne Baki, an Ecuadorian government official in charge of one of the world's most celebrated environmental initiatives, has had numerous contacts with Chevron's U.S.-based lawyers to assist the oil giant's illegal attempts to thwart a historic environmental case in Ecuador where Chevron was found liable for $18 billion in damages, according to Chevron's legal filings in a U.S. federal court case and sources within Ecuador's government.     More »

Chevron Used Secret Lab to Hide Dirty Soil Samples from Ecuador Court, Say Company Documents

Oil Giant Also Duped Its Own Paid Experts To Give False Testimony About Deceptive Sampling
20 December 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – In an ever more stunning expose of Chevron's fraud before the Ecuador court, a U.S. federal judge has ordered the disclosure of documents that demonstrate Chevron used a secret lab in the United States to hide the existence of dirty soil samples taken from the company's contaminated former well sites in the Amazon.     More »

Chevron Faces $30 Billion Liability for Environmental Problems in Latin America

Brazil, Ecuador Lawsuits Point to New Competitive Pressures
15 December 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Quito, Ecuador – Now that it is embroiled in a new $11 billion pollution lawsuit in Brazil, Chevron's total legal tab in Latin America for environmental problems is fast approaching $30 billion.     More »

Chevron's Ecuador Fraud Highlighted In Memo Ordering Destruction of Documents Related to Contamination

Key Chevron Official Ordered Personnel To Destroy Documents Relating to Pollution
14 December 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Quito, Ecuador – Chevron officials ordered the destruction of key documents as part of a broad scheme to hide the extent of the company's pollution in Ecuador's Amazon, a new document reveals.     More »

Federal Judge Sanctions Chevron Lawyers at Gibson Dunn for Harassing Witness in Ecuador Case

Oil Giant Scolded Yet Again by U.S. and Ecuadorian Courts
7 December 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Eugene, Oregon – Chevron's lead law firm in the $18 billion Ecuador environmental lawsuit, already under scrutiny for trying to mislead Congress, has been scolded and sanctioned by a federal judge for harassing a witness in a discovery action in Oregon.     More »

Chevron, U.S. Chamber, and Prominent Law Firm Attempted to Mislead Congress Through False Testimony About Ecuador Environmental Case

Undisclosed Conflicts of Interest Ran Deep In Recent Committee Hearing On Foreign Judgments
5 December 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Washington, D.C. – Chevron, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and a leading partner at the American law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher tried to mislead Congress about the oil giant's $18 billion environmental liability in Ecuador.     More »

At Chevron's Tiger Woods World Challenge, Environmental Groups Scold CEO Watson From On High

Banner Blares From Circling Airplane: Clean Up Toxic Mess In Ecuador
4 December 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Thousand Oaks, CA – Two leading U.S.-based environmental groups are taking their fight over Chevron's oil catastrophe in Ecuador directly to CEO John S. Watson by sending an airplane to fly over the weekend rounds of the Tiger Woods-hosted Chevron World Challenge golf tournament in California.     More »

Chevron Challenged for Environmental Crimes at Golf Tournament

Groups Demand Company Follow Court Orders and Clean up Toxic Mess in Ecuador
3 December 2011 | Amazon Watch, RAN

Thousand Oaks, CA – An airplane with a banner will circle overhead for three hours on both days of the Chevron World Challenge golf tournament, calling on it to remediate the environmental disaster in Ecuador after three decades of contaminating the country's rainforest in reckless pursuit of profit.     More »

Chevron Named "Most Toxic" Energy Company of 2011

"Amazon Chernobyl" Disaster in Ecuador, Brazil Spill Lead to Embarrassing Award for CEO John Watson
24 November 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – The American oil giant Chevron has been named the "most toxic" energy company of 2011 by AlterNet, a prestigious U.S.-based online magazine that closely tracks environmental issues.     More »

Beware of Chevron, Ecuadorians Tell Brazil

Chevron Contaminated Ecuador's Rainforest, Faked a Cleanup & Now Refuses To Pay $18 Billion Judgment
21 November 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Quito, Ecuador – Brazil should treat Chevron's claims about the oil spill off its coast with great skepticism given its track record of fraud related to their oil disaster in neighboring Ecuador, say Ecuadorian rainforest leaders.     More »