News & Multimedia from 2015

Court Says Chevron Can Be Pursued in Canada Over Ecuadorean Damage

4 September 2015 | The New York Times

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled on Friday that a group of Ecuadoreans can use an Ontario court in an attempt to collect billions of dollars from Chevron for environmental damage.     Read more...

Canadian Supreme Court Rules Against Chevron and in Favor of Ecuadorians

Canadian Supreme Court Rules Against Chevron and in Favor of Ecuadorians

4 September 2015 | Amazon Watch

The law has finally caught up with Chevron. Today's unanimous decision from the Supreme Court of Canada opens the door for Ecuadorian indigenous and farmer communities to enforce their$9.5 billion USD verdict against Chevron and is a major victory for human rights and corporate accountability.     Read more...

Canada's Top Court Rules in Favor of Ecuador Villagers in Chevron Case

The case will go back to an Ontario court where the two sides will argue over a $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron
4 September 2015 | The Wall Street Journal

In a boost to Ecuadorean villagers' long-running bid to enforce a $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron Corp., the highest court in Canada ruled Friday that villagers can move forward with an effort to seize assets tied to the oil company.     Read more...

Canada Opens Its Doors for Collection of the Judgement Against Chevron

4 September 2015 | UDAPT

Quito, Ecuador – After eight months of waiting, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the ruling on the appeal by the Ontario Court of Appeals, which recognizes that the Canadian courts do have jurisdiction for the Ecuadorian plaintiffs to continue the homologation process of the sentence in which 30,000 indigenous and peasants won against Chevron after proving the company’s responsibility for environmental damages caused in their territories.     Read more...

These Ecuadorians Want to Seize Chevron's Canadian Assets

3 September 2015 | VICE News

Canada's Supreme Court is set to weigh in on one of the most bitterly contested environmental lawsuits in history Friday, deciding whether Ecuadorian villagers can go after Canadian assets of the US-based oil major Chevron.     Read more...

Canada Supreme Court To Decide Friday Whether Chevron Assets Can Be Targeted by Ecuadorian Villagers

2 September 2015 | UDAPT

Ottawa, Canada – In a decision that could have important implications for human rights victims worldwide, Canada's Supreme Court on Friday will announce whether Ecuadorian villagers can proceed in Canadian courts to try to seize Chevron's assets to force the oil giant to comply with a $9.5 billion Ecuadorian environmental judgment.     Read more...

Chevron's Ecuador Strategy Backfires As Villagers Move to Seize $106m from Company

11 August 2015 | The Chevron Pit

If you want a vivid example of how Chevron CEO John Watson and General Counsel R. Hewitt Pate continue to step on themselves in Ecuador, look no further than the company's recent arbitration "victory" against the government of Ecuador in a case involving a dispute over oil royalties.     Read more...

Standing with Amazon Watch

17 July 2015 | EarthRights International

To be clear, there's absolutely nothing wrong with "an effort to pressure Chevron into a settlement." And in the only legal proceedings that Amazon Watch actually participated in, a federal court found that "...there is nothing to suggest that Amazon Watch’s campaigns and speech were more than mere advocacy...All that Chevron has shown this Court is that Amazon Watch has been very critical of Chevron’s operations in Ecuador."     Read more...

Washington Times Echoes Chevron's Lies in Libelous Hit Piece

Amazon Watch and our supporters will not be bullied!
16 July 2015 | Eye on the Amazon

As part of an ongoing effort to blur the truth, The Washington Times just published a "hit piece" against Amazon Watch, which has long supported the Ecuadorian communities that were devastated by decades of Chevron's reckless actions for which it has been found guilty in a landmark environmental lawsuit.     Read more...

Chevron's Greed and Racism Highlighted by BP's $18 Billion Settlement

6 July 2015 | The Chevron Pit

BP's latest settlement for its Gulf of Mexico spill, for the amount of $18.7 billion, further highlights the greed and racism of Chevron for refusing to settle claims over the far worse ecological damage caused by the company to the people of Ecuador's Amazon region.     Read more...