News & Multimedia from 2014

Seeking Justice in Ecuador

5 March 2014 | Huffington Post

It is not my place, nor my expertise, to opine on the legal matters involved. I am nonetheless compelled, principally because of the suffering of humble, dignified people I have witnessed in Ecuador at the hands of an American company, to say that Chevron's legal and public relations tactics in this case constitute a grave injustice.     Read more...

Sentencia de Caso "RICO" No Detiene las Acciones de Cobro de las Victimas de Chevron

4 March 2014 | UDAPT

Quito, Ecuador – La decisión del juez Lews Kaplan en favor de Chevron – que condena a los moradores de la Amazonía ecuatoriana y a sus representantes – constituye una burla al Estado de Derecho, y no servirá para mitigar el riesgo que enfrenta la petrolera ante el inminente cobro de la sentencia dictada en su contra por la justicia ecuatoriana, sostiene Juan Pablo Sáenz, abogado de los indígenas y colonos que vencieron a la petrolera en las cortes ecuatorianas.     Read more...

Federal Ruling in Ecuador Pollution Case Violates First Amendment

4 March 2014 | Amazon Watch

New York, NY – Amazon Watch stands with Ecuadorian communities in rejecting a misguided judgment delaying justice for some 30,000 indigenous people and farmers who continue to suffer from the company's toxic legacy in the Amazon rainforest.     Read more...

Chevron's Flawed RICO Decision in Ecuador Case Violates First Amendment and Will Backfire in International Courts, Defendants Say

4 March 2014 | Donziger and Associates

New York, NY – A decision in favor of Chevron in a New York RICO case is wrong on the facts and the law, violates the First Amendment, and has little chance of helping the oil giant block international enforcement actions, according to statements issued today by the defendants.     Read more...

Chevron Compensates Victims of PA Gas Explosion: With Pizza

After a fatal gas well explosion in Pennsylvania earlier this month, Chevron adds insult to injury by giving local families coupons for pizza and soda.
20 February 2014 | MintPress

The pizza coupons are the company's "token of appreciation" for residents after an explosion on Feb. 11 in the rural community of Bobtown, Penn., sparked a fire that burned for about five days, killed one employee and injured another.     Read more...

BusinessWeek Demonstrates Why It's Better for Your Lawyers to Believe in Your Case

20 February 2014 | EarthRights International

Barrett has done us a service in confirming that, according to Gibson Dunn, Chevron allowed their lawyers to argue against them in another case. So Gibson Dunn may not be unethical, but Chevron might be a little stupid. Barrett also conveniently overlooks the fact that Gibson Dunn is not simply taking different positions in different cases - it's arguing against Chevron's position in another case that, because it is at the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, will be binding on the lower court deciding the Chevron case.     Read more...

Chevron: "Let Them Eat Pizza!"

19 February 2014 | Eye on the Amazon

In a move that would make Montgomery Burns proud, Chevron "apologized" to the community for the massive explosion of their fracking well in rural Pennsylvania by offering each affected family a coupon for a free pizza.     Read more...

Chevron Claims Political Cartoons Are Extortion

"I'm honored they feel injured by the cartoon," the Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist said.
18 February 2014 | MintPress

Earlier this month, Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist Mark Fiore shared on his personal website that Chevron filed court documents saying it was "injured" by a cartoon Fiore had created with Amazon Watch.     Read more...

Conoce a Donziger

Por defender la Amazonia, está demandado por un gigante corporativo.
17 February 2014 | VICE

Este caso es parte de una lucha social. Las comunidades de Ecuador están luchando, no solamente contra Chevron, sino contra quinientos años de historia en América Latina. Y eso, realmente, es lo que está en el fondo de este caso. Los conquistadores nunca entregan sus privilegios voluntariamente: hay que luchar.     Read more...

We Will Never Forget

14 February 2014 | Eye on the Amazon

Justice delayed is justice denied. For the sake of Maria Aguinda and thousands more like her, let us today re-commit to fighting until the people of the Ecuadorian Amazon get the relief they have sought for too long already.     Read more...