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U.S. Congresswoman Labels Chevron's Trade Preferences Lobbying Effort "Extortion" In Testimony

Oil Giant's Attempts to Evade Justice in Ecuadorian Rainforest Criticized Before Congressional Ways & Means Hearing
17 November 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

U.S. Congresswoman Linda Sanchez of California today urged Congress to reject Chevron's attempts to co-opt US foreign trade policy and programs so that the company could gain an advantage in private litigation.     More »

Kerry Kennedy Accuses Chevron of Cultural Genocide in Ecuador Rainforest

Daughter of RFK Appalled by "Chevron’s Chernobyl"
06 November 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

The massive oil contamination for which Chevron faces a potential $27 billion liability in Ecuador's courts is a "clear violation" of the rights of indigenous peoples to life, security, and self-determination, said Kerry Kennedy, a human rights advocate and daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy.     More »

American Who Shot Secret Videos for Chevron in Ecuador Is Convicted Drug Trafficker

Investigation Reveals Life of Deception, No Connection to Oil Remediation, and No Stable Employment
29 October 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Wayne Hansen, the American businessman who helped make the secret videos being used by Chevron in an attempt to taint an environmental trial where the company faces a $27 billion liability, is a convicted felon who was charged with conspiring to import more than 275,000 pounds of marijuana from Colombia to the United States.     More »

Chevron Admits Its Lawyers Present at Key Meeting with Ecuador Man Who Taped Video Scandal

In New Letter, Company Refuses to Turn Over Forensic Analysis of Videos; Confirms Ongoing Payments to Ecuadorian Contractor Who Made Tapes
28 October 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

In a stunning admission, Chevron's top outside counsel on the Ecuador environmental case has publicly conceded that the company's own lawyers met with a Chevron contractor regarding his secret video recordings just days before he taped a critical meeting in Ecuador about a purported bribe that the company is trying to use to taint a trial where it faces a $27.3 billion environmental liability.     More »

Incoming Chevron Chief Toes Company Line on Ecuador Oil Pollution Case During Debut in Nation’s Capital

Supporters of Amazon Residents Who Are Suing Chevron for Environmental Cleanup Put $27 Billion Contamination Case Front and Center During CEO-to-be John Watson's Chamber of Commerce Visit
27 October 2009

Incoming Chevron CEO John S. Watson’s debut speech in the nation’s capital addressed a range of issues from the future of the world’s energy economy to rising gas prices to the company’s $27 billion litigation in Ecuador for massive environmental contamination. Asked how he would address the massive oil pollution case as CEO, Watson toed the company line, vowing to continue Chevron’s practice of evading responsibility for the contamination inherited from Texaco upon its acquisition of the company in 2001.      More »

Acclaimed Film About Chevron's Eco-Disaster In Ecuador To Open In Nation's Capital

Time of Intense Questioning of Chevron's Campaign to Undermine $27 Billion Trial
22 October 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

The award-winning documentary Crude, which chronicles the compelling 16-year struggle of indigenous groups in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest to hold Chevron accountable for the world's largest oil-related contamination, opens in the nation's capital Friday during a time of intense scrutiny of a trial where the oil giant faces a $27 billion liability that could eat up one-fifth of its market value.     More »

Chevron's Story on Ecuador Bribery Scandal Continues to Unravel

News Outlets Expose Discrepancies in Chevron Account; Ecuador Calls for DOJ to Investigate Possible Criminal Violations
13 October 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Questions are mounting over Chevron's continued refusal to respond to new facts that suggest the company manufactured secret videos to undermine a civil trial in Ecuador.     More »

LA Times Blasts Chevron for "Shifty" Litigation Tactics

Negative Publicity Continues to Cast Shadow Over Oil Giant
5 October 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Chevron’s attempt to move the battle over its $27 billion environmental liability in Ecuador to a secret international tribunal where indigenous groups would not be represented has been blasted by the Los Angeles Times, which characterized it as a "shifty shifting of venue" designed to avoid accountability for the company’s devastation of the Amazon rainforest.     More »

Affected Communities March Against Chevron Corruption in Ecuador

As Chevron CEO Retires, Plaintiffs "Bury" His Legacy
5 October 2009 | Amazon Watch

Over 400 people from indigenous and farming communities around Lago Agrio, Ecuador, marched to a toxic dump site today to protest Chevron's on-going attempts to derail the $27 billion lawsuit that will soon come to a close after more than 16 years of courtroom struggle.     More »

Chevron CEO’s Legacy Marred by Mishandling of Ecuador Environmental Crisis

Failure to Properly Vet Texaco for Liability Likely Drove O’Reilly to Retire Early, Say Amazonian Communities
September 30 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

David O’Reilly’s surprise early retirement as CEO of Chevron comes at a time he was under increasing pressure from shareholders and the media over an environmental liability in Ecuador that could eat up roughly 20% of the market value of the company and has caused a wave of negative publicity and scrutiny from Wall Street analysts and a potential criminal investigation by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.      More »