News & Multimedia from 2015

Seven Years Documenting Chevron's Environmental Crimes in Ecuador Pollution Case

1 June 2015 | Huffington Post

Seven years ago this month, I traveled to Ecuador's rainforest to learn about one of the world's largest environmental oil disasters. It was a life-changing trip.     Read more...

Judge Kaplan's Decision for Chevron Based on Falsified Evidence, Says New Report

1 June 2015 | The Chevron Pit

Chevron is on the ropes yet again in the Ecuador pollution case as its main defense continues to unravel, according to prominent appellate lawyer Deepak Gupta of the Gupta Beck law firm in Washington, DC.     Read more...

David and Goliath in the Amazon

1 June 2015 | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

As Amazon Watch's Paul Paz y Miño's put the matter, "Chevron deliberately caused a lifetime of suffering and death by polluting the Ecuadorian Amazon to increase its already high profits to obscene levels. Chevron has also inflicted years of abusive lawsuits designed to leave affected communities defenseless and has tried to win by might what it could never win by merit." It is past time for justice for all those harmed by Chevron's greed and irresponsibility.     Read more...

Same Chevron Shareholder Circus? Look Closer!

Amazon Watch and the True Cost of Chevron network take on Chevron management.
28 May 2015 | Eye on the Amazon

The circus of lies, denial and propaganda videos that has become the Chevron annual shareholder meeting took place at Chevron's San Ramon, California headquarters once again yesterday. Not surprisingly, Chevron's lies about its Ecuador fiasco were recycled from years past – many of which seem to be nearing their expiration date.      Read more...

Street Beat: Chevron Shareholder Meeting Draws Critics from Frontline Communities

28 May 2015 | Free Speech Radio News

About 100 people including members of environmental and human rights’ groups and representatives from frontline communities in Ecuador, Nigeria, and the San Francisco Bay Area demonstrated Wednesday in front of Chevron’s annual shareholders meeting at its world headquarters in San Ramon, California.     Read more...

Protests Greet Shareholders at Chevron's Annual Meeting

27 May 2015 | KPFA Pacifica Evening News

The Pacifica Evening News interviews protesters outside of Chevron’s annual shareholders meeting at its world headquarters in San Ramon, California.     Read more...

Chevron's "Amazon Chernobyl" in Ecuador: The Real Irrefutable Truths About the Company's Toxic Dumping and Fraud

27 May 2015 | Huffington Post

More than 20 years ago, indigenous and farmer communities in Ecuador's Amazon went to court in the United States to seek compensation from Chevron for harm caused by the deliberate dumping of billions of gallons of toxic oil waste on their ancestral lands. I know: I was one of the American lawyers on the original complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan on November 3, 1993.     Read more...

Chevron Shareholder Meeting Again Dominated by Ecuador Disaster

CEO Watson refuses to respond to mounting questions around evidence proving company’s responsibility for contamination
27 May 2015 | Amazon Watch

San Ramon, CA – Chevron CEO John Watson could not escape public outrage and shareholder dissent about his mishandling of the massive $9.5 billion environmental disaster in the Ecuadorian Amazon at the company's Annual General Meeting of shareholders today.     Read more...

Secoya Leader and Coalition Confront Chevron at Headquarters

26 May 2015 | Eye on the Amazon

Amazon Watch is proud to once again support Humberto Piaguaje, a longtime indigenous partner and courageous leader of the Secoya people in Ecuador, and a growing coalition of communities affected by Chevron's operations in denouncing the company's atrocious pattern of human rights abuses, environmental destruction and attacks on democracy at their annual shareholders meeting tomorrow in San Ramon, CA.      Read more...

Environmental Justice, Human Rights Groups, and Investors Demand Reform of Chevron Practices at Company’s Annual General Meeting

Oil giant targeted over environmental and human rights abuses worldwide, as stockholder concern grows
26 May 2015 | Amazon Watch, Friends of the Earth, SumofUs, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Richmond Progressive Alliance, Justice In Nigeria Now

San Francisco, CA – An ever growing coalition of local, national and international environmental and human rights rights organizations are demanding Chevron Corp be held to account over its environmental and human rights abuses in the Amazon rainforest, Nigerian Delta, and across the bay at its Richmond refinery.     Read more...