ChevronToxico

All Press Releases

100 Percent of Inspected Well Sites Show Contamination

Affected Communities Claim Chevron Dumped 30 Times More Oil than Exxon Valdez onto Lands
18 October 2005 | Amazon Watch

The latest results from Chevron's historic rainforest trial in Ecuador show the oil giant continues to lose ground to a group of indigenous tribes and jungle communities who have brought the first-ever environmental case against an American company in a rainforest court.     Read more...

Fighting for Survival, Rainforest Indians To Testify Against Chevron

With $6 Billion Liability, Chevron To Be Confronted By Leaders of Communities It Displaced Years Ago
30 Times More Crude Dumped Than Exxon Valdez

12 October 2005

Several survivors of Ecuador's Cofan indigenous group, forced off their ancestral lands by the oil operations of Texaco (now Chevron), are preparing to testify in the historic trial against the oil giant over an estimated $6 billion in environmental damages.     Read more...

Texaco Hid Contamination at Shushufindi

23 September 2005 | Amazon Defense Coalition

The month of September concluded with the judicial inspection of the central production station of Shushufindi, located a few kilometers from the municipality of Shushufindi in the province of Sucumbios.     Read more...

August 2005 Press Kit on Judicial Inspection Results

Scientific Results in Ecuador Trial Point to a Billion-Dollar Liability for Chevron
24 August 2005 | Amazon Watch / Amazon Defense Coalition

The included tables compare the results of soil and water samples taken by the plaintiffs and by Chevron, revealing that even Chevron's own samples reveal strong evidence of contamination above Ecuadorian norms. As early as 2005, Chevron was proving the case against itself.     Read more...

Protestors Gather Against Chevron At UN60

24 June 2005 | Amazon Watch

On Sunday, June 26, pro-UN demonstrators will gather in San Francisco, California outside the closing luncheon celebrating the 60th anniversary of the UN. The demonstrators will be protesting the participation of Chevron, the lead sponsor of the event, because of its abysmal human rights and environmental record in several countries.     Read more...

CEO O'Reilly Reports Record Profits, Shuts Off Microphone On Ecuadorians

After Traveling Days From Rainforest, Carmen Perez Finds Out She Can't Speak
27 April 2005

Perhaps angered by a call by large shareholders that the Ecuador situation be independently reviewed by the Board of Directors, ChevronTexaco CEO David O'Reilly Wednesday reported record oil profits and then promptly shut down the microphone on a prominent Ecuadorian rainforest leader before she had a chance to speak at the company's annual meeting about oil contamination caused by Texaco in her homeland.     Read more...

CEO O'Reilly Reports Record Profits, Shuts Off Microphone On Ecuadorians

After Traveling Days From Rainforest, Carmen Perez Finds Out She Can't Speak
27 April 2005

Perhaps angered by a call by large shareholders that the Ecuador situation be independently reviewed by the Board of Directors, ChevronTexaco CEO David O'Reilly Wednesday reported record oil profits and then promptly shut down the microphone on a prominent Ecuadorian rainforest leader before she had a chance to speak at the company's annual meeting about oil contamination caused by Texaco in her homeland.     Read more...

April 26: Statement from the California State Controller Steve Westly

26 April 2005

Statement for Tuesday, April 26, 2005 Press Conference ChevronTexaco Shareholders Criticize Management: Destruction from the Arctic to the Ecuadorian Amazon is Bad for Business and Bad for the Environment     Read more...

Shareholders Call for Disclosure of Liabilities

26 April 2005 | Trillium Asset Management, Amnesty International & California State Controller

ChevronTexaco Investors on eve shareholder meeting: Damage to Ecuadorian Amazon is bad for business as well as environment. Shareholders call for full disclosure of environmental and human rights liabilities. Shareholder resolution proponents hold 20 million shres worth over $1 billion.     Read more...

Chevron Shareholders Step Up Pressure On Management Over Ecuador

Shareholder resolution proponents hold 20 million shares worth over $1 billion
26 April 2005 | Amazon Watch

At a press conference today in San Francisco on the eve of ChevronTexaco's annual shareholder meeting in San Ramon, representatives from the California state pension funds, social investment firms, and environmental and human rights organizations expressed concerns regarding ChevronTexaco's activities in sensitive areas like the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle.     Read more...