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New Evidence of Fraud in Chevron's "Amazon Chernobyl" In Ecuador

On Eve of Final Inspections, Proof that Dozens of Waste Pits Never Touched Were Counted As "Remediated"
25 March 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

With judicial inspections in Chevron's long-running environmental trial in Ecuador about to end, new proof has emerged that the oil giant never touched the majority of toxic waste pits that it certified as "clean" to Ecuador's government in exchange for a legal release, said a lawyer for the Amazon Defense Coalition.     More »

Chevron Lawyers Explode In Anger After More Oil Found at "Remediated" Sites In Ecuador Trial

Tirade Marks End of Difficult Week of Setbacks for Chevron In $27 Billion Case
15 March 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

After a frustrating week of setbacks in an environmental trial in Ecuador's rainforest, two Chevron lawyers exploded in anger at representatives of the victims after a technical expert demonstrated for the third time in a week that oil was visible at a well site that the company claimed to have "remediated" a decade ago.     More »

Oil Visible At "Remediated" Sites As Judge Rejects Chevron's Motion to Delay $27 Billion Trial

Chevron's Legal Strategy Backfires During Ecuador Court Inspections
11 March 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

As part of a last-ditch effort to delay a final decision in the world's largest environmental trial, additional soil testing demanded by Chevron backfired Tuesday when waste pits in Ecuador's Amazon jungle that the company claimed to have "cleaned" a decade ago revealed large amounts of oil clearly visible to the naked eye.     More »

Chevron Spokesman James Craig Blasted by Rainforest Leaders for Meddling In Historic Environmental Trial

Complaints to Be Filed In Ecuador and United States
9 March 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Amazonian leaders today blasted James Craig, an American public relations official with Chevron affiliated with the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency, for undermining a long-running environmental trial in Ecuador where the oil giant faces a $27 billion liability for dumping toxic waste into the rainforest.     More »

Chevron Abusing Courts to Delay Judgment in $27 Billion Environmental Suit, Amazon Leaders Say

20 February 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Trying to make good on its promise of a "lifetime of litigation" for indigenous groups in the Amazon, Chevron is using fraudulent tactics to delay an Ecuadorian trial court.     More »

Chevron Misleads SEC Over Ecuador Lawsuit, Assert Rainforest Residents

Information in 10-Q Called "Dishonest" and "Misleading"
17 February 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Chevron is deceiving shareholders and the financial markets by filing misleading information with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to downplay its $27 billion potential liability in a environmental lawsuit in Ecuador, representatives for the plaintiffs in that case asserted today.     More »

Chevron Blasted For Misconduct and Corruption in Ecuador Trial

Accused of Using Political Pressure and Junk Science to Evade Court Judgment Over "Amazon Chernobyl"
13 February 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Chevron's legal department was blasted today by the leaders of indigenous groups in the Amazon for engaging in misconduct in an effort to sabotage a lawsuit in Ecuador over environmental contamination where the company faces a potential $27 billion liability.      More »

Questions Raised About Chevron's Political Position in Washington After $27 Billion Ecuador Disaster

Negative Publicity Casts Shadow over Oil Giant As It Tries To Explain Liability to Congress and Journalists
5 February 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Chevron's lobbying team is spreading inaccurate information in Congress to combat negative publicity about a $27 billion environmental liability in Ecuador.     More »

New Evidence Shows Chevron Manipulated Lab Results in Landmark Environmental Trial

Chevron Faces $27 Billion Liability for Toxic Catastrophe in Ecuador's Amazon Rainforest
4 February 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Scientists in the $27 billion class action lawsuit against Chevron in Ecuador's Amazon have discovered that the company manipulated laboratory results to evade a judgment at trial.     More »

Chevron's Amazon Disaster Lands at Sundance

Joe Berlinger’s “Crude” Shows David v. Goliath Legal Battle to Hold Oil Giant Accountable for Destroying Rainforest
Trudie Styler and Sting Join Indigenous Leaders at Opening Jan. 18

15 January 2009 | Amazon Watch

A new documentary which portrays the epic 15-year legal battle between indigenous tribes and oil giant Chevron over massive oil contamination in Ecuador’s Amazon.     More »