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Comedy Video Rips Chevron's New "Greenwashing" PR Campaign

Video and parody ad contest are latest initiatives in grassroots effort that has overshadowed oil giant's new "We Agree" ad campaign
17 November 2010 | Amazon Watch, Rainforest Action Network, The Yes Men

With today's release of hilarious high-profile parody video from Will Ferrell's online comedy powerhouse FunnyorDie.com, human rights and environmental organizations Amazon Watch, Rainforest Action Newtwork, and The Yes Men have unveiled the latest chapter in a national grassroots media campaign that has overshadowed oil giant Chevron's new multi-million dollar PR effort.     More »

Fines Against Two Chevron Lawyers Increased For Obstructing Ecuador Environmental Trial

Oil Giant Reaches Into Bag of Dirty Tricks to Delay End of 17-year Litigation
16 November 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Lago Agrio, Ecuador – A trial judge in Ecuador has increased the penalty for two Chevron lawyers found to be obstructing the trial where the oil giant faces a multi-billion dollar judgment for the deliberate dumping of 18 billion gallons of toxic waste, according to court papers made available today.     More »

Video Reveals Chevron's Fraudulent Oil Cleanup, Evidence Tampering & Lies to U.S. Judges

Released For First Time on Public Website
12 November 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Quito, Ecuador – New graphic videos showing Chevron's misconduct and environmental contamination in Ecuador were released today for the first time on a public website, representatives of the indigenous groups suing the company announced.      More »

Chevron Sting Operative in U.S. Court over Charges He "Cooked Evidence" in Ecuador Lawsuit, Trying to Quash Subpoena and Avoid Testimony

10 November 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

San Francisco, CA – Self-described Chevron sting operative Diego Borja, scheduled to appear in court today in San Francisco, is conceding that the oil giant "cooked" evidence to defend itself against a multi-billion oil contamination lawsuit in the Ecuadorian rainforest, according to documents filed in court.     More »

Video: Chevron Oilfield Worker Describes Toxic Dumping in Ecuador

8 November 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Lago Agrio, Ecuador – A former Chevron oilfield worker has described in graphic detail how the company ordered its employees to systematically dump toxic waste into the waterways of the Amazon rainforest, according to representatives of the communities suing the oil giant.     More »

Chevron Botched Remediation In Ecuador, According To Video Circulating On Internet

Well Site Tested At Ten Times Above Legal Limit, But Chevron Says It is Clean
2 November 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Washington, DC – A video making its way around the internet presents definitive proof that Chevron is engaging in fraud in Ecuador by leaving behind toxic waste pits that it claims to have remediated, say representatives of the indigenous communities suing the oil giant for billions of dollars in clean-up costs.     More »

Three Chevron Lawyers Sanctioned For Obstructing Ecuador Environmental Trial

Facing $113 Billion in Potential Damages, Chevron Lawyers Seek Any Opportunity to Delay
29 October 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Lago Agrio, Ecuador – A trial court has sanctioned and fined three Chevron lawyers for obstructing the trial where Chevron faces a multi-billion dollar judgment for the deliberate dumping of 18 billion gallons of toxic waste, according to court papers made available today.     More »

Chevron Sting Operative Faces Deposition Under Federal Court Order

Judge Orders Wayne Hansen Deposed, Documents Turned Over as Scandal Tainting Oil Giant Widens
26 October 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Fresno, CA – A federal court in California has ordered the deposition of Chevron sting operative Wayne Hansen, the convicted drug trafficker who in 2009 engaged in a "dirty tricks" operation for the oil giant in Ecuador that tried to undermine a trial judge, according to court papers.     More »

Ecuador Bishop Criticizes Chevron for Its Role in World's Largest Oil-Related Catastrophe

Seeks Assistance of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops As Humanitarian Crisis Worsens
20 October 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Lago Agrio, Ecuador – In another blow to Chevron's image, a prominent Bishop who lives in the area of Ecuador where Chevron is embroiled in a multi-billion environmental lawsuit, has strongly criticized the oil giant for harming local residents with toxic contamination, it was learned today.     More »

Radical Chevron Ad Campaign Highlights Industry Problems

By honestly featuring oil industry problems, Chevron "We Agree" campaign scores ad industry first
18 October 2010 | Chevron (The Yes Men)

San Ramon, CA – Chevron Corp. announced a new global advertising campaign this week aimed at showing Chevron as a "real people" corporation, and admitting to abuses that companies usually try to hide.     More »