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Chevron Management Dealt Major Blow with CalPERS Announcement on Ecuador

California Pension Fund Voting for Resolution Stemming from Chevron’s $27 Billion Ecuador Liability in Rainforest
21 May 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

San Francisco, CA (May 21, 2009) – Chevron is facing a shareholder rebuke at its annual meeting next week over the company's $27 billion Ecuador liability with the announcement that the nation's largest public pension fund in California is defying the recommendation of company management and voting for a resolution on the issue.      More »

Chevron Board Member Armacost Tied to Conflict of Interest Over Cancer Study in Ecuador’s Amazon

Disclosure Follows Investigation by New York Attorney General into Shareholder Complaints
19 May 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, New York (May 19, 2009) – A highly-criticized study financed by Chevron to “prove” that the dumping of billions of gallons of toxic waste into Ecuador’s rainforest did not cause cancer failed to disclose that the study was conducted by a company tied to a member of Chevron’s Board of Directors, say representatives of the Amazon Defense Coalition.      More »

Chevron Trying to “Greenwash” Polluter Image in Washington Conference on Clean Technology

Oil Company Scrambling after Media Coverage Exposes Environmental Damage Left Behind in Ecuador
14 May 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Washington, D.C. (May 14, 2009) – Chevron today is taking part in a “Green Technology” roundtable in an apparent attempt to deflect some of the harm caused by its increasingly high profile as a corporate polluter in Ecuador, where it faces a potential $27 billion clean-up tab for dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste into the Amazon, campaigners who monitor the company said today.     More »

Chevron Lying About Toxins In Mr. Salinas’ Water Well, Evidence Shows

Elderly Man In Ecuador's Rainforest Becomes Target of Global Internet Attacks Fostered by Oil Giant
08 May 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Lago Agrio, Ecuador (May 8, 2009) – Yes, the scientific evidence at trial in Ecuador proves that the freshwater well at the house of Manuel Salinas in Ecuador’s Amazon – featured on 60 Minutes on Sunday – is contaminated with toxic carcinogens. Sorry, Chevron, but Mr. Salinas knows more than you do about his own well.      More »

Chevron’s Misrepresentations to Shareholders over Ecuador Liability Have Been Obvious for Months

Company “Clearly Hiding” Risk Factors from Investors and Financial Markets, Representatives Say
06 May 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

LAGO AGRIO, Ecuador (BUSINESS WIRE)--Behind the letter sent by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to Chevron over its potential $27 billion environmental liability in Ecuador is a growing concern in the investor community that the company is providing misleading information about its financial risk to regulatory authorities and investors, said an Amazon Defense Coalition official.     More »

Chevron Lawyer Stumbles in 60 Minutes Interview over Ecuador Oil Contamination

Sylvia Garrigo Compares Makeup on Her Face to Heavily Contaminated Toxic Waste Pits; "Public Relations Disaster " for Chevron
4 May 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Chevron shocked the public relations and legal worlds Sunday by allowing a relatively unknown in-house lawyer to stumble through an interview trying to defend the company on 60 Minutes.     More »

Chevron Produces Phony Online News Coverage to Spread Misinformation about Ecuador Disaster

Oil Giant Fails to Disclose That It Paid for "News" Video Narrated by Former CNN Correspondent Gene Randall
3 May 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

To promote a misinformation campaign about its role in the oil contamination of a pristine area of the rainforest in Ecuador, Chevron recently produced a video that copies the format and style of television news shows and portrays Texaco, now owned by Chevron, as completely blameless in the dumping of billions of gallons of toxic waste into the Amazon jungle.     More »

60 Minutes To Air Segment On Chevron’s “Amazon Chernobyl” In Ecuador’s Rainforest

Shareholders Increasingly Nervous About Possible $27 Billion Liability for Oil Giant
1 May 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Washington, D.C. (May 1, 2009) – The CBS investigative news show 60 Minutes has announced it will air a segment this Sunday about Chevron’s complicity in the contamination of pristine rainforest deep in the Amazon jungle of Ecuador. The highly-acclaimed news show is expected to focus on the sub-standard practices used by Texaco, now owned by Chevron, for oil exploration from 1964 to 1990 when it extracted more than one billion barrels of oil from a pristine area of rainforest that was once home to six thriving indigenous groups.     More »

Chevron Blasted before U.S. Congress for Violating Human Rights in Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest

More than 1,400 Cancer Deaths Reported By Experts
30 April 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Washington, D.C. (April 30, 2009) – Chevron is responsible for creating a “humanitarian crisis of epic proportions” in Ecuador’s rainforest where more than 1,400 people reportedly have died of cancer and indigenous groups are struggling to survive the dumping of billions of gallons of toxic waste, a representative of the local communities testified this week before the U.S. Congress.      More »

Mickey Kantor Criticized for Lobbying Former Agency that he Led

Accused of Trying to Help Chevron Quash Contamination Lawsuit in Ecuador
27 April 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE)--Citing new lobbying rules put into place by the Obama Administration, two environmental groups are strongly criticizing Mickey Kantor for lobbying on behalf of Chevron before the same trade agency he led for several years under the Clinton Administration.     More »