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Chevron Asked To Disclose Relationship to Pat Murphy

Environmental Group Asserts Oil Giant Paying Writers to Pose As Journalists as Part of Public Relations Campaign
24 October 2008 | Amazon Watch

The environmental group Amazon Watch today called on Chevron and the San Francisco-based writer Pat Murphy to divulge their financial relationship in light of disclosures that Murphy’s website accepts fees for editorial control of news articles written under Murphy’s byline.     More »

Amazon Watch & Amazon Defense Coalition Win Business Ethics Award For Holding Chevron Accountable for Oil Contamination in Ecuador

17 October 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Amazon Watch and the Amazon Defense Coalition said today their international campaign to hold Chevron accountable for extensive oil contamination in the Ecuadorian rainforest has received the top Business Ethics Network's BENNY Award.     More »

Texaco Ordered Destruction of Oil Spill Documents

Internal Company Memo Raises More Questions About Texaco's Operations in Amazon Rainforest
15 October 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Quito, Ecuador – Texaco, now owned by Chevron, ordered its employees to destroy reports documenting oil spills in the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador where the company is now the subject of a $16.3 billion potential liability in a civil lawsuit.     More »

Texaco Ordered Destruction of Oil Spill Documents

Internal Company Memo Raises More Questions about Texaco’s Operations in Amazon Rainforest
Chevron Now Faces $16 Billion Liability and Indictments

15 October 2008

Texaco, now owned by Chevron, ordered its employees to destroy reports documenting oil spills in the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador where the company is now the subject of a $16.3 billion potential liability in a civil lawsuit.     More »

Chevron Loses Another Round In Legal Battle Over Ecuador Rainforest Contamination

U.S. Federal Appeals Court Rejects Attempt to Shift Liability
7 October 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition

A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York today denied an attempt by Chevron to shift its multi-billion dollar liability to Ecuador's government for the massive environmental contamination it caused in the Amazon rainforest.     More »

Chevron Loses Major Lobbying Battle In Congress Over Ecuador Trade Benefits

McCain Finance Chair Had Led Campaign
Effort to Quash Claims of Indigenous Tribes Fails

3 October 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Chevron has lost a critical lobbying battle in Congress in its effort to escape a $16.3 billion liability in Ecuador stemming from a landmark environmental case.     More »

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 »