30 August 2007 | Amazon Defense Coalition
Quito, Ecuador - With much fanfare, Chevron recently announced the appointment of an "independent" expert to monitor a trial in Ecuador where the company faces a potential $10 billion-plus liability for dumping toxic waste into the Amazon rainforest.
As has become standard with Chevron in this high-profile trial, there is much more to the story than meets the eye.
What Chevron doesn't say is that its new "exMore »
Victims of Chevron's Ecuador Contamination Clarify Issues Relating to Dismissal of Claims of Three Plaintiffs in San Francisco Lawsuit
8 August 2007 | Amazon Defense Coalition
The dismissal by a U.S. federal judge of the claims of three Ecuadorian individuals in a minor lawsuit against Chevron in San Francisco does not affect a completely unrelated $6 billion class-action environmental lawsuit against the oil giant brought by tens of thousands of people in Ecuador, according to attorneys for the plaintiffs in the class-action case. More »
9 July 2007 | Amazon Watch
Chevron's environmental problems in Ecuador's rainforest were a major focus at the Live Earth concerts over the weekend, where millions of people around the globe heard about a historic $6 billion lawsuit against the company brought by several indigenous nations nearing extinction and where the lead lawyer met with environmental hero Al Gore. More »
Smear Campaign Could Ease Path to Multi-Billion Dollar Judgment For Rainforest Residents In Landmark Case
4 July 2007 | Amazon Watch
Chevron's suggestion this week that it might withdraw from a landmark $6 billion rainforest pollution trial in Ecuador on the eve of a final judgment represents a "desperate move" that could backfire against the oil giant, representatives for the plaintiffs said today. More »
Chevron Seeks to Avoid Judgment It Requested in 2002
3 July 2007 | Amazon Watch
Having lost critical legal motions in recent weeks in two countries over its multi-billion dollar liability in the Amazon rainforest, Chevron's prospects in the long-running case are dimming with a final judgment expected within months despite frantic efforts by company lawyers to delay the process. More »
600 Person "Human Billboard" at Former Texaco Well Site Calls For "Justice Now"
3 July 2007 | Amazon Watch
Hundreds of local indigenous people and campesinos marched today to protest Chevron´s delay tactics as a judgment approaches in a landmark multi-billion dollar environmental lawsuit against the company. More »
21 June 2007 | Amazon Defense Coalition
A federal court in New York has rejected a lawsuit filed by Chevron (formerly Texaco) seeking to subject the Ecuadorian government to arbitration proceedings in the US, thus evading the jurisdiction of the Ecuadorian courts in a case in which 30,000 Ecuadorians are suing the oil giant for environmental damages. More »
Chevron's Ecuador Disaster in the Spotlight as Celebrities Open Photo Exhibit, Tour Rainforest Communities
Daryl Hannah and Q’orianka Kilcher, the “Peruvian Pocahontas”, in Quito to Pressure Oil Giant
Judgment Nears in Landmark $6 Billion-Environmental Trial
4 June 2007 | Amazon Watch
Chevron's three decades of devastating toxic dumping in the Ecuadorian rainforest will be in the spotlight this week as the actress and environmentalist Daryl Hannah, tours communities ravaged by cancers and other diseases related to the contamination. More »
Chevron CEO Invited: "Join Us: Put These Scandals behind You."
25 April 2007 | Amazon Watch and Rainforest Action Network
Chevron's annual shareholder meeting was again dominated by allegations of human rights abuses and environmental destruction today as two leaders of indigenous communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon confronted CEO David O'Reilly about his company's massive toxic dumping in the region. More »
Chevron Management Must Inform Investors, Prepare for Possible "Rainforest Chernobyl" Judgment
24 April 2007 | Amazon Watch
The lead lawyer in the landmark environmental lawsuit against Chevron in Ecuador is in California to warn that the oil major has failed to prepare for a possible multi-billion dollar damages bill within the coming months. More »