All Press Releases

Chevron Lobbying Interferes with Ecuador Lawsuit, Warn Rainforest Leaders

30 November 2005 | Amazon Watch

Amazon Watch is calling on Representative Bill Thomas (R-Calif.), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, to respond to a letter from Ecuadorian rainforest leaders urging Congress to resist Chevron's lobbying to kill a $6 billion environmental lawsuit.     Read more...

Chevron Shareholders Submit Resolution Addressing Ecuadorian Contamination Controversy

30 November 2005 | Trillium Asset Management & Amnesty International

For the third year in a row, Chevron Corporation shareholders have submitted a resolution on Texaco's toxic legacy in Ecuador. This year, the resolution calls on the company to report the total costs relating in any way to the health and environmental consequences of hydrocarbon exposures and Chevron's remediation of Texaco drilling sites in Ecuador.     Read more...

Rainforest Indians Gain Key Support After Threats and Robbery

Eleven Human Rights Groups Call On Ecuador President Alfredo Palacio To Protect Integrity of Case
Chevron CEO O’Reilly Still Silent

21 November 2005 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Eleven prominent Ecuadorian human rights organizations are calling on Ecuador President Alfredo Palacio to defend the integrity of the historic environmental lawsuit against Chevron in that country's rainforest after a series of threats and an attempted kidnapping of the 9-year-old daughter of one of the leaders of affected communities.     Read more...

Head of Texaco in Ecuador Avoids Public Debate about Famous Legal Case

Rodrigo Pérez Pallares Behaves Like an Ostrich
18 November 2005 | Amazon Defense Coalition

The head of the transnational, Texaco, in Ecuador, continues avoiding public debates about the historic Texaco case. This week, at Quito's University of San Francisco, Rodrigo Pérez Pallares, who had been invited to come and talk by a group of students, cancelled his presentation at the last minute, offering a strange explanation.     Read more...

"Crude Reflections" Comes to San Francisco

Photo Exhibit Documents Chevron's Toxic Devastation of Ecuadorian Amazon
10 November 2005 | Amazon Watch

Crude Reflections: ChevronTexaco's Rainforest Legacy, a photo exhibit documenting the human and environmental impacts of Chevron's devastating toxic contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon, will open at San Francisco City Hall on November 14.     Read more...

Press Release on the Legal Petition

8 November 2005 | Amazon Watch

Ecuador leaders in Chevron lawsuit say their lives are in danger. Protection sought from death threat and break-in in $6 billion oil case.     Read more...

Chevron Winners Urged to Return Conservation Cash

Don't Let Chevron Dodge Rainforest Abuses, Warns Amazon Watch
3 November 2005 | Amazon Watch

Chevron's Ecuador problem came back to haunt it again today as the six recipients of the company's "conservation" awards received a letter from an environmental group asking them to return their cash prizes to the oil giant.     Read more...

Chevron's 'Conservation' Awards: Greenwashing Oil Disaster Away

28 October 2005 | Amazon Watch

Chevron (formerly Texaco) will host its 51st Annual Conservation Awards tonight. Aimed at burnishing the corporation's environmental credentials, the ceremony will avoid any mention of the Ecuadorian Amazon.     Read more...

Chevron "Cover-Up" Exposed on the Eve of its Earnings Release

In Letter to Company, Amazon Watch Says Chevron Hiding Massive Liability in Ecuador
28 October 2005

Chevron was accused today of failing to disclose a potential multi-billion dollar liability in a growing scandal that raises major issues of corporate governance at the California-based oil giant.     Read more...

Chevron Lawyers Fail to Show for Ecuador Court Date with Indians

In Secret Police Report, Chevron Claimed To Judge That Indians Whose Land The Company Contaminated Want To Kidnap Them
19 October 2005 | Amazon Watch

n last-minute maneuvering yesterday that had the apparent odor of corruption, Chevron lawyers managed to convince the Ecuador judge presiding over the environmental "trial of the century" to cancel a long-planned judicial site visit to the territory of a near-extinct indigenous tribe where several tribe members planned to testify against the company.     Read more...