News & Multimedia from 2015

The Fight for Justice for Ecuador's Amazon Continues

19 April 2015 | Upside Down World

On April 20, U.S. attorney Steven Donziger will help defend one of the most historic class-action court judgments against a large corporation: Ecuador's Supreme Court decision in 2011 that holds Chevron liable for $9.6 billion of damages for environmental harms affecting an estimated 30,000 Amazonian people.     Read more...

On Eve of Key Court Hearing, Chevron Drops Fraud Claims Against Funder of Ecuador Pollution Case

19 April 2015 | Hinton Communications

New York, NY – On the eve of an important court hearing and with its key factual evidence of "ghostwriting" firmly rebutted, Chevron has decided to drop a long-running litigation against a small funder of the Ecuador pollution lawsuit in a settlement where no money is being exchanged.     Read more...

Chevron, Donziger to Face Off Over $9.5 Billion Judgement

19 April 2015 | Wall Street Journal

Chevron Corp. will go head-to-head in an appeals court Monday with the lawyer who has tried for years to get the oil giant to pay a $9.5 billion environmental-damage award, the latest development in one of the longest-running legal battles in corporate history.     Read more...

The Chevron Tapes: 30 Years and Still Waiting for Justice

17 April 2015 | Eye on the Amazon

This week we're highlighting a rainforest resident's story of how he lost three daughters due to the toxic contamination of his home and an interview with a former oil worker who recalls the helplessness he felt at being ordered by Chevron to dump toxic waste directly into the rainforest, day after day:     Read more...

More Secret Videos from Chevron Whistleblower Show Ecuadorian Villager Asking for Help Oil Giant Never Provided

A Worker Describes How Chevron Ordered Him and Others to Release Toxic Water Directly into Streams Used for Drinking and Bathing
17 April 2015 | Amazon Watch

Oakland, CA – Amazon Watch has released more secret video footage from a Chevron whistleblower today, showing an Ecuadorian villager asking for help that Chevron never provided to protect his children.     Read more...

Secret Report Shoring Up $9.8B Verdict Against Chevron Unveiled

16 April 2015 | Courthouse News Service

"There is ... no evidence ... that any document was copied from a USB device to either the new computer or the old computer and used to create any part of the Lago Agrio judgment between October 2010 and February 2011," Racich wrote, referring to the dates of Zambrano's tenure. "Nor has Mr. Lynch presented any evidence (and I have found none) suggesting that any part of the Lago Agrio judgment was received by email or by any other means."     Read more...

In Ecuador, Chevron Found Contamination – and Comedy – in Soil They Testified Was Clean

16 April 2015 | AmericaBlog

If we have no cohesive mechanism to hold large corporations accountable for their actions, we’re going to get even more of this: perpetrators laughing in the face of pollution.     Read more...

EU Legislators Express Support for Chevron Victims in Ecuador

The representatives expressed their support to the 30,000 victims of the oil company Chevron in the Amazon
16 April 2015 | TeleSur

​Some 40 left-wing Members of the European Parliament(MEPs) read a letter supporting the victims of the environmental damages wrought by oil giant Chevron-Texaco, during a public audience held in parliament Wednesday.     Read more...

Donziger's Case Against Chevron, In His Own Words

15 April 2015 | Law360

As one of the U.S. lawyers who worked with a talented group of Ecuadorian advocates to help win the judgment and who now finds himself the main target of Chevron's retaliation campaign, I want to present my perspective on the history of this two-decade dispute and explain why I and others working for those affected believe the company's strategy distorts basic facts, undermines the rule of law and ultimately will backfire.     Read more...

Chevron's Contamination in Ecuador "Just Scratches the Surface," a New Report Finds

15 April 2015 | Hinton Communications

New York, NY – Contamination left by Texaco, now Chevron, in the Ecuador rainforest five decades ago continues to harm the environment and jeopardize human health, finds a new report by a leading New Jersey-based environmental engineering firm.     Read more...