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Chevron Lied To Columbia Journalism Review About Toxic Oil Well

20 April 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

The plaintiffs in the eco-disaster lawsuit in Ecuador against Chevron released information today that proves the oil giant lied to the highly respected Columbia Journalism Review about an oil well site in the rainforest featured in a 60 Minutes piece that aired almost a year ago.     More »

Chevron Whistleblower Reveals Evidence Tampering in Ecuador, but Oil Giant Ignores It

Allegations that Laboratory Was Controlled by Chevron
16 April 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Chevron is ignoring explosive charges that it tampered with crucial scientific evidence and intentionally misled the court in the Aguinda v ChevronTexaco environmental trial in Ecuador, representatives of the plaintiffs say.     More »

Chevron "Cooked" Evidence in Ecuador Environmental Trial, According to Oil Giant's Own Contractor

Diego Borja & Wife Worked For Chevron & Represented Oil Company's "Independent" Lab To Test Contamination Samples
06 April 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

In a series of stunning revelations from recorded conversations, longtime Chevron contractor Diego Borja threatened to reveal damaging evidence "cooked" by Chevron in the environmental trial in Ecuador unless he received enough money for turning over secret videotapes to high-ranking Chevron executives in June 2009.     More »

Ecuador Plaintiffs Appeal U.S. Court Decision on Arbitration

Rainforest Residents Seek to Enforce Chevron's Promises to U.S. Courts That the Company Would Litigate Case in Ecuador
18 March 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Lawyers for the Ecuadorian plaintiffs suing Chevron for dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste into Ecuador's Amazon filed a notice of appeal today in U.S. federal court seeking to prevent the oil giant from taking its claims to an international arbitration where the rainforest communities cannot appear.     More »

Chevron Faces Critical Hearing over Ecuador Rainforest Contamination in New York Federal Court

Oil Giant Charged With Forum Shopping and Violating Promises to Litigate Claims in Ecuador
08 March 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Chevron will be forced to explain to a U.S. federal judge this Wednesday why it believes it has the right to take the seven-year Ecuador environmental case (Aguinda v. ChevronTexaco) to a closed-door binding arbitration where the rainforest communities cannot appear, in apparent violation of the company's previous promises that it would litigate the case in its requested forum of Ecuador.     More »

Amazon Watch and Rainforest Action Network Response to Chevron's Statements About Meeting with Indigenous Leader from Ecuador

04 March 2010 | Amazon Watch

Amazon Watch and Rainforest Action Network requested to meet personally with new Chevron CEO John Watson in order to allow Emergildo the opportunity to deliver a direct appeal, and tell the story of how Chevron's contamintion has affected him and his family. Watson did not receive Emergildo and he was met instead by Chevron public relations executives.     More »

Ecuadorean Indigenous Leader Asks CA Lawmakers for Support in Campaign to Demand Chevron Clean Up its Pollution in Amazon

Indigenous Ecuadorean Leader Travels from Amazon Rainforest to California to Gather Support from Lawmakers to Push Chevron to Clean up Environmental Disaster
Senator Fran Pavley and Assemblymember Jared Huffman Host Reception for Emergildo Criollo

03 March 2010 | Amazon Watch

Today, an Indigenous leader from Ecuador is meeting with California legislators and asking for their support in a 16+ year campaign to demand Chevron remediate massive oil contamination affecting over 30,000 people. Emergildo Criollo has traveled from his home in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest region to deliver a direct message to Chevron's new CEO John Watson, along with more than 325,000 petitions signed by people in over 150 countries, supporting his appeal.     More »

Pressure Grows for Chevron to Clean Up Ecuador

Indigenous Ecuadorean leader travels from Amazon rainforest to California to deliver 325,000+ letters urging Chevron's new CEO John Watson to clean up the oil giant's toxic legacy
02 March 2010 | Amazon Watch

Today, an Indigenous Ecuadorean leader attempted to deliver letters from over 325,000 people urging Chevron's new CEO John Watson to clean up his company's toxic oil contamination in Ecuador. Emergildo Criollo traveled from his home in the Amazon rainforest to deliver a strong message from his community and supporters: Clean up Ecuador.     More »

Chevron’s Charles James Leaves Behind "Legal and Public Relations Disaster" in Ecuador Amazon Case

Stunning Fall from Grace for Former High-Level U.S. Government Official
Law Enforcement Probes of Chevron in Two Countries

01 March 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Chevron's curt announcement last week that former general counsel Charles James is set to retire is due largely to his mishandling of the oil giant's "legal and public relations disaster" over a potential $27 billion environmental liability in Ecuador, representatives of the Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC) said today.     More »

Chevron Hit with Motion for Preliminary Injunction in Federal Court to Stop Arbitration

Ecuador Accuses Oil Giant of Reneging on Promises to US Federal Court and "Triple Forum Shopping"
10 February 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

In a blistering attack against Chevron, lawyers for the government of Ecuador accused the oil giant of "triple forum shopping" and reneging on legally-enforceable promises in a motion asking a federal judge to shut down an international arbitration that Chevron is using to try to escape a potential $27 billion environmental liability.     More »