All Press Releases

Report Finds Chevron Downplaying Shareholder Risk and Liability from $18 Billion Ecuador Judgment

11 May 2011 | Amazon Watch, RAN

San Francisco, CA – Two weeks before Chevron's Annual General Shareholders meeting, a report released today finds that Chevron's multi-billion liability in Ecuador poses serious financial and operational risk to the company and its shareholders.      More »

To Avoid a Jury Trial, Chevron Now Wants to Remove Donziger and Lawyer John Keker from RICO Case

Oil Giant Clearly Scared of Jury Trial That Could Create Additional Liability, Plaintiffs Say
21 April 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – To avoid a jury trial, Chevron has filed papers seeking to remove Steven Donziger and John Keker out of the first phase of a racketeering case in New York that the oil giant filed in February to try to escape paying an $18 billion judgment.     More »

Miami Herald Catches Chevron in Lie about Ecuador Well Site

Reporter finds oil sludge in "remediated" pit that's part of Chevron's fraud, plaintiffs say
19 April 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Washington, DC – In a story published in today's newspaper, journalist Jim Wyss said he witnessed "thick oil slicks" only a few feet into the ground of a dirt-covered storage pit Chevron told him the day before had been remediated of all oil.     More »

Chevron Selling Assets to Escape Enforcement of $9.5 Billion Judgment in Ecuador, Plaintiffs Charge

Court Filing Requests that U.S. Judge Increase $21.8 Million Bond
5 April 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Chevron is divesting itself of overseas assets that could be used to enforce the $9.5 billion legal judgment against the oil giant for massive contamination of the Ecuadorian rainforest, lawyers for the Ecuadorian plaintiffs stated in a legal brief submitted to the Southern District of New York last week.     More »

U.S. Judge's Decision a "Slap in the Face" to Ecuadorians Fighting to Hold Chevron Accountable For Eco-Disaster in Amazon Rainforest

7 March 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Statement by Karen Hinton, spokesperson for the Ecuadorians who recently won a $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron for oil contamination, about today's Southern District Court of New York decision on the preliminary injunction.     More »

Court Affidavit Exposes 18 Years of Chevron's Unethical Conduct in $9.5 Billion Ecuador Lawsuit

Oil Giant Attempted to "Buy or Bully" Its Way Out of Environmental Liability for Creating "Amazon Chernobyl"
7 March 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – A new 42-page sworn affidavit, backed by hundreds of pages of exhibits, has outlined in stunning detail Chevron's 18-year effort to undermine the Ecuador court that recently awarded a $9.5 billion judgment against the company for dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste into the rainforest of the South American nation and creating what locals call the "Amazon Chernobyl".     More »

Damning Video of Former Chevron Employee Sheds Light on Case for Justice in Ecuador

Video Reveals the Blatant Recklessness that Led to Widespread Contamination and Illness in the Region
2 March 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Washingon, DC – In a video released today, a former oil operations assistant for Texaco (now Chevron) lays bare the stunning negligence and deliberate dumping of 18.5 billion gallons of highly toxic waste into Ecuadorian ecosystems by Chevron in its pursuit of oil in the Amazon rainforest.     More »

Federal Court Hears Arguments to Compel Chevron "Dirty Tricks" Operative Diego Borja to Testify Immediately on Charges He Assisted Oil Giant In Corrupting Environmental Lawsuit

16 February 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

San Francisco, CA – Today the Northern District Court of California will hear a motion by Ecuadorian plaintiffs to compel Chevron operative Diego Borja and his wife, Sara Portilla, to be deposed on charges Chevron, with their assistance, tried to corrupt a massive oil contaminatin lawsuit in Ecuador.     More »

Chevron Found Guilty in Landmark Trial; Plaintiffs Respond

Oil Giant Ordered to Pay Record $9 Billion to Ecuadorian Rainforest Communities
15 February 2011 | Amazon Watch

Quito, Ecuador – Plaintiffs gathered in Quito after oil giant Chevron was found guilty yesterday of massive environmental contamination in the Ecuadorian Amazon and was ordered to pay $9 billion in fines in one of the largest environmental damages awards on record. The ruling comes after more than 17 years of litigation brought by thousands of indigenous peoples and farmers still living amidst deadly contamination in the northeastern Amazon region of Ecuador.      More »

Statement on Ecuador Court Ruling Against Chevron

Evidence Prevails Over Oil Giant's Intimidation Tactics
14 February 2011 | Amazon Watch, RAN

San Francisco, CA – Today a court in Lago Agrio, Ecuador has ruled in favor of the residents of Ecuador's Amazon region who have spent the last 18 years seeking damages for crude oil pollution.     More »