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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 »

Chevron Denied Again by Federal Appeals Court Over Ecuador Rainforest Contamination

Second Setback in Weeks Over $27 Billion Liability
22 December 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York has denied for a second time in a matter of weeks an attempt by Chevron to evade a multi-billion dollar liability in a legal case over environmental contamination in the Amazon rainforest.     More »

State Department Should Investigate Environmental Abuses in Ecuador by Chevron, Say Congressmen Howard Berman and Jim McGovern

Congressmen Describe Human Rights Report As "Laughably Short" of Facts on Oil Pollution in Amazon Rainforest
19 December 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Washington, DC – The Chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee and the Co-Chair of the House Human Rights Commission have called for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to investigate why the State Department's annual human rights report includes "countless" examples of abuses across the world but fails to mention the "detrimental impact" of environmental destruction in the Ecuadorian rainforest from the oil operations of Texaco, now owned by Chevron.     More »

Shareholders, Wall Street Concerned Over Chevron's $27 Billion Environmental Liability in Ecuador

8 December 2008 | Amazon Watch

Concern among Wall Street analysts and shareholders that the oil giant has failed to set aside sufficient reserves and has not fully disclosed its risk for what could be one of the largest civil judgments in history     More »

Chevron's $27 Billion Liability in Ecuador's Amazon Confirmed by Team of Independent Scientists

Hundreds of Cancer Deaths Due to Ecological Devastation
1 December 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition

An increase in Chevron's potential environmental liability in Ecuador's Amazon to $27 billion is "reasonable" given new scientific data about groundwater contamination and hundreds of additional cancer deaths due to oil contamination.     More »