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On Eve of Enforcement Trial, Canada's Civil Society Calls for Chevron's Assets To Be Frozen So Ecuador Judgment Can Be Paid

Canadian environmental justice, labor, human rights, and First Nations groups blast Chevron and call for justice for Ecuadorians
7 September 2016 | Amazon Watch, Greenpeace Canada, Sierra Club BC, MiningWatch Canada, Friends of the Earth Canada

Some of Canada's largest environmental, labor and civil society organizations have now joined the growing international community demanding that Chevron clean up its toxic waste in the Ecuadorian Amazon and cease selling its assets in Canada while a debt collection action proceeds to force the company to comply with its US $10 billion liability to the people of Ecuador.     Read more...

Preliminary Statements on Ruling from 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals

8 August 2016

"We are shocked by this decision. The Ecuadorians' attorneys are reviewing it carefully and will be exploring all options for further appeal."     Read more...

Amazon Watch Response to Decision to Uphold Flawed Chevron Retaliatory Lawsuit

8 August 2016 | Amazon Watch

Amazon Watch is extremely disappointed by the decision of the 2nd Circuit Appeals court to uphold Chevron's RICO SLAPP suit filed in retaliation for the unprecedented victory of contaminated Ecuadorian communities over Chevron in Ecuador.     Read more...

U.S. Supreme Court Deals Blow to Chevron on Ecuador Pollution Case in Latest RICO Decision

27 June 2016 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

New York, NY – Chevron last week suffered a major setback when a U.S. Supreme Court decision sharply curtailed the use of a racketeering statute the company had been using in a last-ditch effort to delay enforcement of an $11 billion pollution judgment won by Ecuadorian villagers.     Read more...

Karen Hinton Rejoining Amazon Villagers to Battle Chevron Over $11B Pollution Judgment in Ecuador

8 June 2016 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Quito, Ecuador – Karen Hinton, the press secretary for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, is rejoining the campaign of indigenous and farmer communities in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest to force Chevron to pay up on a historic $11 billon environmental judgment imposed for the dumping of billions of gallons of toxic oil waste.     Read more...

Chevron CEO and Board Confronted for Lying To Shareholders, SEC and Public at Annual Shareholder Meeting

Watson unable to respond to fraud charges and clear ethics violations
25 May 2016 | Amazon Watch

After six years as Chevron CEO and Chair of the Board John Watson has been unable to resolve major shareholder unrest over his leadership. In one of its strongest rebukes to date, thirty percent of Chevron shareholders representing $57.6 billion of assets under management sent a clear message to Watson and his team on the Ecuador issue: your leadership has failed.      Read more...

Investors and Activists Hold Chevron's Feet to the Fire at Annual Shareholder Meeting

Oil Company Management Barraged with Criticisms over Climate Change Fraud, SEC Violations, and Environmental Justice
24 May 2016 | Amazon Watch

A coalition of local, national and international environmental and human rights rights organizations once again demand that Chevron Corp be held to account over its environmental and human rights abuses in the Amazon rainforest, at its Richmond refinery, and everywhere the corporation operates.     Read more...

Chevron CEO Faces Pressure Cooker Over Ecuador, Climate Change at Shareholder Meeting

20 May 2016 | Amazon Watch

Chevron's unprecedented $11 billion pollution liability in Ecuador and its refusal to address climate change are set to dominate the company's annual meeting as CEO John Watson faces increasing pressure from his own shareholders, court rulings, and environmental groups who are accusing the company of trying to intimidate critics and evade its legacy contamination problems.     Read more...

In Key Setback, Chevron Abandons Last Legitimate Legal Claim in Ecuador Against $10B Pollution Judgment

31 March 2016 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Quito, Ecuador – Chevron has decided to abandon the last legitimate legal challenge to its $10 billion pollution liability in Ecuador, dealing yet another blow to the company's strategy to evade a clean-up of billions of gallons of toxic waste that courts found were deliberately dumped into the country's rainforest.     Read more...

Chevron Violates Canada Supreme Court Order By Trying to "Derail" Ecuador Pollution Judgment, Lawyer Says

27 January 2016 | UDAPT

Toronto, Canada – Chevron is under fire in Canada for violating a unanimous order of the country's Supreme Court that Ecuadorian rainforest villagers be allowed to try to seize the oil giant's assets to force it to comply with a $10 billion pollution judgment in their home country, according to the latest legal motion filed in the action.     Read more...