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Chevron's Troubles in Ecuador Continue to Mount with Fraud Indictment of High-level Executive

Ricardo Reis Veiga among Nine who Face Criminal Trial For Conspiring to Falsify Scientific Results of Clean-up
18 September 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Quito, Ecuador – A fraud indictment in Ecuador against a Chevron executive and seven government officials is based on a theory by the country's national prosecutor that the accused conspired to lie about an environmental clean-up so Chevron could escape a potential multi-billion dollar civil liability then pending in a U.S. court.     More »

Amazon Defense Coalition: Ecuador Court Report Underestimates Damages for Chevron's "Amazon Chernobyl" in Ecuador

$16 Billion Chevron Liability Could Rise If Groundwater and Surface Water Damage Included, Plaintiffs Say
New Criminal Indictment of Chevron Lawyers

16 September 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition

An independent court-appointed expert in the environmental trial against Chevron in Ecuador should impose additional damages on the oil giant for groundwater and surface water contamination that could significantly increase the current $16.3 billion liability estimate.     More »

Battle Over Chevron's "Amazon Chernobyl" Comes to Washington, D.C.

CNN "Hero" Winner, Goldman Prize Winner, Cancer Nurse, and Tribal Leader to Combat Chevron Lobbying
16 September 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Washington, DC – With pressure mounting in Ecuador from a major environmental lawsuit and criminal fraud indictment against Chevron lawyers, four residents of the Amazon rainforest will travel to Washington to discuss the devastating impact of the oil company's operations over three decades in what once was one of the world's most pristine jungles.     More »

Criminal Indictment of Chevron Lawyers Based on Wide Body of Scientific Evidence

Seven Ecuadorian Government Officials Also Charged with Conspiring with Chevron to Falsify Remediation Results
Company Hit with Multiple Scandals in Matter of Days

15 September 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition

A criminal indictment in Ecuador against two Chevron lawyers, one an executive vice-president, is based on scientific evidence that the oil giant conspired with Ecuadorian government officials to falsify the results of an environmental clean-up to escape a potential multi-billion dollar civil liability pending in U.S. federal court.     More »

Chevron's Environmental Clean-Up in Ecuador Falls Far Short of Company Claims, Report Says

Court Expert Finds More than 80% of Chevron Waste Pits in Amazon Rainforest Were Never Cleaned
"Devastating Blow" to Chevron, Assert Plaintiffs

10 September 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition

An independent court-appointed expert in Ecuador has found that 42 out of 46 toxic waste pits inspected in the Amazon rainforest operated exclusively by Chevron contain high levels of toxins in violation of environmental norms in both Ecuador and the U.S.      More »

Chevron Paying Heavy Price For Texaco's Mistakes in Ecuador, Says Amazon Defense Coalition

Talk of Settlement Reflects Dwindling Legal Options After Court Expert Finds Damages in Billions
18 August 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Chevron's surprise announcement that it would be open to talks to resolve a possible $16.3 billion liability for environmental damage in Ecuador reflects the company's dwindling legal options in a long-running lawsuit over who pays for the clean-up of what even Chevron now acknowledges is a huge disaster.     More »

Chevron's Comment Dismissing Ecuador as "Little Country" Causing Concern in Latin America

14 August 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition

With pressure mounting from a major environmental lawsuit in Ecuador, Chevron rebuked one of its Washington lobbyists who suggested the U.S. shouldn't let "little countries" like Ecuador "screw around" with big companies by letting lawsuits proceed against them in foreign courts.     More »

Chevron Rebukes Own Washington Lobbyist for Embarrassing Comments on Ecuador Legal Case

Suggested U.S. Government Shouldn't Allow "Little Countries" To "Screw Around" With Big Companies
13 August 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition

With pressure mounting from a major environmental lawsuit in Ecuador, Chevron has publicly rebuked one of its Washington lobbyists who had suggested "little countries" like Ecuador shouldn't be allowed by the U.S. government to "screw around" with large companies by letting lawsuits proceed against them in foreign courts.      More »

Chevron Accused of Misleading Investors over $16 Billion Litigation Risk on Eve of Earnings Report

Lawsuit’s Plaintiffs Claim Oil Giant Avoiding Full Disclosure
1 August 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition

In advance of Chevron's quarterly earnings report, representatives of Amazon indigenous leaders are warning oil industry analysts and the public markets that Chevron’s management is downplaying the company’s $16 billion litigation risk in a historic environmental case in Ecuador.     More »

Amazon Indians Accuse Chevron Lobbyists of Misleading Congress over $16 Billion Liability

Tribal Leaders Say Oil Giant Disrespects "Rule of Law," Plan Trip to Washington to Meet with Congress
31 July 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Leaders from Ecuador's rainforest, suing Chevron over the "Amazon Chernobyl", are accusing the oil giant of misleading the Bush Administration and Congress to escape a potential $16 billion liability in an environmental lawsuit.     More »