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News & Multimedia from 2017

The Takeaway: Chevron CEO Big Loser in Latest Canada Court Decision Over Ecuador Pollution Judgment

1 November 2017 | The Chevron Pit

The latest Canada decision can only be described as a powerful rebuke to Watson, Chevron General Counsel R. Hewitt Pate, and the company's army of Canadian lawyers who are being paid big bucks to obstruct and delay the case.     Read more...

Court Sets Aside Cash Order in Ecuadorians' Appeal of Chevron Decision

31 October 2017 | The Canadian Press

Ecuadorian villagers do not need to put up almost $1 million before they can pursue a claim against oil behemoth Chevron, Ontario's top court ruled Tuesday.     Read more...

Chevron Suffers Major Legal Setback As Canada Court Denies New Attempt to Block Ecuador Enforcement Action

Appeals Court: Indigenous Groups Should Not Have to Pay Legal Fees of Huge American Oil Company
31 October 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Toronto, Canada - Oil major Chevron suffered a major legal setback today in the Ecuador pollution case when a three-judge appellate panel in Canada denied the company's attempt to force impoverished indigenous and farmer communities to pay its exorbitant legal fees in what was a clear attempt to kill off the historic litigation before it could be resolved.     Read more...

Ontario's Top Court Lifts Barrier to Epic Struggle Against Chevron

31 October 2017 | UDAPT and FOE Canada

Ottawa, Canada – Today, Ontario's top court reversed the decision of a lower court that ordered Ecuadorian villagers to put up almost a million dollars before moving ahead with their case against Chevron.     Read more...

Corte de Apelaciones de Canada da luz verde para continuar caso contra Chevron

La Corte de Apelaciones de Toronto levantó la solicitud de caución por alrededor de millón de dólares que, a petición de Chevron se quería imponer a los demandantes ecuatorianos para seguir litigando.
31 October 2017 | UDAPT

Quito, Ecuador – La decisión de la Corte de Apelaciones de Toronto permite a los ecuatorianos continuar el trámite de homologación de la sentencia ecuatoriana en contra de Chevron Corp, al levantar el pedido de caución de más de un millón de dólares canadienses a los demandantes de la Amazonía norte de Ecuador, para continuar con la acción de exequátur, lo que habría paralizado el juicio en contra de le petrolera en ese país, por la imposibilidad de obtener los recursos por parte de los indígenas y campesinos de Ecuador.     Read more...

Chevron Lawyer Larry Lowenstein Continues to Mislead Canadian Courts About Company's Fraud in Ecuador

16 October 2017 | The Chevron Pit

To help Chevron block enforcement of the Ecuador environment judgment in Canada, company lawyer and Osler partner Larry Lowenstein flat-out lied last week to a panel of three judges on the Ontario Court of Appeal in Toronto.     Read more...

Chevron vs. the Amazon: Public Lecture by Associate Professor Dr. John Minns

Presented by The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) and the Embassy of Ecuador in Australia
13 October 2017 | Gas Prices

This talk looks at the legacy of oil production in the region and examines the political economy of oil in Ecuador, the environmental problems frequently caused and the difficulties raised by asymmetrical power relations between developing countries and first-world corporations.     Read more...

Us and Them: Affected Peoples vs. Chevron in Canada

12 October 2017 | Eye on the Amazon

"It's a fundamental question of whether corporations like Chevron should be allowed to use their financial muscle to destroy people with an absolutely vital claim to reparations for damages that were caused to them over many years."     Read more...

Oil Giant Chevron Needs No Costs Protection from Poor Ecuadorians, Court Told

11 October 2017 | The Canadian Press

Forcing a group of Ecuadorian villagers to come up with almost $1 million before they can pursue a claim against oil behemoth Chevron would deprive them of access to justice, Ontario's top court heard Wednesday.     Read more...

Standing with Ecuadorian Communities in Toronto Against Chevron: Serial Polluter and Corporate Criminal

10 October 2017 | Amazon Watch

Toronto, Canada - Toronto, Canada – Amazon Watch is in Toronto today to stand with the indigenous and campesino communities who have been the victims of Chevron's toxic waste for over five decades. We also denounce Chevron's abuse of the legal system to intimidate and harass its victims, as well as journalists, environmental and human rights organizations, and even concerned shareholders who have expressed support for a just resolution to one of the worst oil-related environmental disasters in history.     Read more...

Rocker Roger Waters Lends Star Power to Ecuadorians' $9.5B Chevron Fight

Rocker Roger Waters Lends Star Power to Ecuadorians' $9.5B Chevron Fight

10 October 2017 | The Canadian Press

Waters noted that Chevron had at one point said it would fight the litigation until hell froze over, and then fight on the ice. "When they said that all those years ago, we all shuddered at the hideousness of the statement. Well, we're on the ice now."     Read more...

Renowned Aboriginal Rights Lawyer Peter Grant Joining Case Against Chevron on Behalf of Ecuadorian Communities

10 October 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Toronto, Canada - Peter Grant, the renowned Canadian aboriginal rights lawyer who recently helped to win a major case before the country's Supreme Court, is joining the legal team of indigenous groups in Ecuador who are moving to enforce a $12 billion environmental judgment against Chevron in Canadian courts.     Read more...

Greenpeace Founder Rex Weyler: Chevron Showing "Disrespect" in Canada Toward Amazon Indigenous Groups

8 October 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Toronto, Canada - On the eve of a critical court hearing in Canada, Greenpeace Co-founder and author Rex Weyler harshly criticized Chevron for showing "hostility" and "disrespect" toward Amazon indigenous groups in Ecuador to whom the company owes a $9.5 billion environmental judgment after admitting to dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste onto their ancestral lands.     Read more...

International Legal Battle Between Chevron, Indigenous Ecuadorians Continues in Ontario Court

Appeal of order for $1M security fee from plaintiffs in Chevron case to be heard in Toronto Oct. 10
7 October 2017 | CBC News

A legal battle between Chevron and Indigenous villagers from Ecuador, spanning several decades and across three countries, is now playing out in Canada as Ontario courts consider whether to enforce foreign judgments here.     Read more...

Rex Weyler Denounces Chevron Attacks on Indigenous Victims

Rex Weyler, author, journalist, and a co-founder of Greenpeace, slammed oil giant Chevron for its attack on the indigenous victims of the company’s pollution in the Amazon rainforest
6 October 2017 | Greenpeace

"In fifty years of environmental work," said author and Greenpeace co-founder Rex Weyler, "I have never before witnessed a corporation treat it's victims with the hostility and disrespect shown by Chevron against the indigenous communities in the Amazon."     Read more...

Chevron "Unconscionable": Oil Giant Attempting to Block Indigenous Groups with Costs Order on Eve of Critical Court Hearing Over Company’s Pollution in Ecuador

Chevron lawyers trying to close courthouse doors in Canada to First Nations communities, say advocates
6 October 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Toronto, Canada - Oil conglomerate Chevron, which faces a large environmental liability to indigenous groups in the Amazon after it dumped billions of gallons of toxic oil waste onto their ancestral lands, is being slammed by Canadian aboriginal leaders and environmentalists for trying to block a critical court hearing in Toronto by imposing a massive costs order on its impoverished adversaries.      Read more...

Canadian Indigenous Leaders Travel to See Ecuador Environmental Disaster

The group hopes to ally with 60 Indigenous tribes in Ecuador to help them fight Chevron in Canadian court
27 September 2017 | CBC News

Canadian Indigenous leaders witnessed first hand this week the devastation and pollution left behind by oil companies in Indigenous lands in Ecuador.     Read more...

Chevron Hit Hard In Canada: Major Indigenous Leaders Back Collection of $12b Ecuador Pollution Judgment

21 September 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Toronto, Canada - In a blow to Chevron's prospects in the historic Ecuador pollution litigation, three major Canadian indigenous leaders and a co-founder of Greenpeace have announced they are joining with rainforest communities to force the oil major to comply with an Ecuador court order that it remediate damage caused by the deliberate dumping of billions of gallons of toxic waste in the Amazon region.     Read more...

Greenpeace Co-founder Rex Weyler Condemns Chevron for "Ecological Crimes" in Ecuador's Amazon Region

18 September 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Amsterdam – One of the founders of the legendary environmental organization Greenpeace has blasted Chevron and its high-priced team of corporate lawyers for using "intimidation" tactics to evade responsibility for committing some of the world's "worst ecological crimes" in Ecuador's Amazon region.     Read more...

Chevron's Amazon Chernobyl Case Moves to Canada

15 September 2017 | Greenpeace

If U.S. courts refuse to provide the Ecuadorians a fair hearing, then Canada’s courts must do so for the sake of corporate accountability, universal principles of justice, and Indigenous rights.     Read more...

Chevron Trying to Bankrupt U.S. Human Rights Lawyer Who Helped Indigenous Groups Win Historic Judgment in Ecuador

Greenpeace Founder Rex Weyler Also Blasts Chevron for "Unthinkable Corporate Irresponsibility" in Ecuador
12 September 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – After being caught paying a witness who lied to a U.S. federal court, Chevron is now trying to bankrupt the human rights attorney who helped indigenous groups win a $12 billion environmental judgment against the company for creating widespread destruction in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador.     Read more...

Chevron Texaco Benefitted from Dumping Oil in Ecuador Beyond Saving Money

A study of the Chevron Texaco oil dumping case in Ecuador reveals that oil companies have an incentive to pollute that goes beyond saving money from oil dumping, explains Lindsay Ofrias, the study's author
5 September 2017 | Real News Network

Oil companies and similar corporations save money by contaminating the environment. A recent study conducted in the context of the Chevron Texaco case argues that oil companies also have an incentive to contaminate the environment that goes beyond saving money.     Read more...

Chevron CEO Watson Tarred His Legacy by Using Corrupt Witness and Fumbling Environmental Issues, Lawyers Say

After Seven Years, Watson Leaves Chevron With "Bleak" Long-term Prognosis
30 August 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

New York, NY – Chevron's surprise announcement that CEO John Watson is stepping down was due to massive cost overruns in Australia and his refusal to adequately deal with huge environmental liabilities in Ecuador and California that will tar his own legacy.     Read more...

Chevron CEO Watson Leaves a Legacy of Toxic Waste

29 August 2017 | Eye on the Amazon

After seven dreadful years, Chevron CEO John Watson recently made a surprise announcement that he is finally slinking off with his tail between his legs. Yet the world will continue to suffer from the disastrous effects of his terrible decisions for many years to come.     Read more...

Chevron CEO Watson Tarred His Own Legacy by Fumbling Environmental Issues

23 August 2017 | The Chevron Pit

Burdened with a series of intractable problems, Chevron CEO John Watson announced this week that he is stepping down after seven years at the helm of America's second-largest energy company. He will be remembered far more for saddling Chevron with huge environmental liabilities than for delivering value to shareholders.     Read more...

Haunted by Ecuador Judgment, Chevron Now Trying To Impose $32 Million "Fine" on Lawyer Who Beat It in Court

14 August 2017 | The Chevron Pit

While fossil fuel giant Chevron still refuses to pay its $12 billion environmental judgment to the indigenous groups it poisoned in Ecuador, company CEO John Watson apparently has found the resources to try to impose a massive liability on the human rights lawyer who beat his company in court.     Read more...

Bloomberg Should Fire Legal Reporter Paul Barrett for His Blatant Bias

1 August 2017 | The Chevron Pit

When is Bloomberg going to finally wake up and fire reporter Paul Barrett for his overall crappy reporting and his repeated bias in favor of Chevron in its scorched-earth campaign to evade paying the $12 billion Ecuador environmental judgment?     Read more...

In Huge Blunder, U.S. Courts Ignored Chevron's Fabricated Evidence in Historic Ecuador Pollution Case

Ecuadorian Villagers and Counsel Offer Rebuttals to 12 False "Findings" by Judge Kaplan and Second Circuit Court of Appeals
27 June 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

New York, NY – U.S. appellate courts have ignored devastating evidence that Chevron and its lawyers fabricated witness testimony and violated multiple federal criminal law statutes when trying to immunize the company from a historic $9.5 billion environmental liability in Ecuador, according to a new report called How U.S. Courts Got It Wrong In Chevron's Amazon Pollution Case.     Read more...

George Mason Law Professor Is Chevron's New Stooge in Ecuador Pollution Case

22 June 2017 | The Chevron Pit

You might want to ask Krauss in his next ethics class if his obvious ties to Chevron and his obfuscation of the truth compromise the academic standards of George Mason.     Read more...

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses To Review Evidence that Chevron Committed Fraud and Bribed a Witness in Ecuador Pollution Case

19 June 2017 | Amazon Watch

SCOTUS' failure to review the case in the face of this new evidence is a grave miscarriage of justice, and has chilling ramifications for similar environmental justice and human rights cases. Among those is the likelihood that corporations will be inspired to pursue many more retaliatory suits against human rights and environmental groups for speaking out against abuses.     Read more...

U.S. Supreme Court Makes "Grave Mistake" in Refusing To Hear Chevron $12 Billion Pollution Liability in Ecuador

Next Hearing in Canada To Seize Chevron Assets Scheduled for October 10th in Ontario Court of Appeals
19 June 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Washington, DC – Ecuadorian indigenous villagers and their lawyer today said the U.S. Supreme Court made a "grave mistake" in refusing to hear evidence that Chevron committed a massive fraud to evade paying a $12 billion Ecuador pollution judgment.     Read more...

Facing Bribery Charges, Chevron Trying To Mislead U.S. Supreme Court With Fake Facts and Flawed Arguments

6 June 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Washington, DC – Faced with undisputed proof that it illegally paid huge sums of money to bribe its star witness, Chevron is now trying to mislead the U.S. Supreme Court by using fabricated evidence and flawed legal arguments to evade paying the $12 billion Ecuador environmental judgment.     Read more...

Chevron's Payments To RICO Witness Are Not Just Ugly - They're Criminal

2 June 2017 | The Huffington Post

Did Chevron and its legal team at Gibson Dunn give "anything of value" to Alberto Guerra "for or because of [his] testimony" in Chevron's RICO case? Did they do so "to influence [Guerra's] testimony"? Oh yeah. Oh $$$ Yeah.      Read more...

Chevron CEO Is Lying to His Own Shareholders Over $12 Billion Ecuador Liability

2 June 2017 | The Chevron Pit

One thing clear from the wreckage that was Chevron's annual meeting this week: CEO John Watson is blatantly lying to his own shareholders over the disastrous handling of the company's $12 billion Ecuador environmental liability.     Read more...

Chevron CEO Suffers Major Rebuke Over $12 Billion Ecuador Liability at Annual Shareholder Meeting

1 June 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Chevron CEO John Watson awakened today following a rollicking shareholder meeting facing the hard reality that the company's huge expenditures to try to kill off the $12 billion Ecuador environmental case have fundamentally failed, with the affected indigenous villagers "more animated than ever" following a major shareholder rebuke of the company.     Read more...

Chevron CEO Clings To "Alternative Facts" When Confronted With Truth About Ecuador Mismanagement

CEO John Watson unable to respond to shareholder allegation of bribing a federal witness and cuts off microphones to avoid Ecuador issue
31 May 2017 | Amazon Watch

Midland, TX – Chevron CEO John Watson faced a firestorm of criticism over the company's expanding Ecuador liability at the company's annual meeting today from a group of institutional investors, one of whom accused the oil executive of 'materially mishandling' the case.     Read more...

Shareholders Criticize Chevron CEO Watson for "Materially Mishandling" $12 Billion Ecuador Environmental Liability

30 May 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Midland, TX – Chevron's $12 billion environmental liability to rainforest communities of Ecuador will be front and center at the company's annual meeting tomorrow, with debate slated for three resolutions that challenge CEO John Watson's "material mishandling" of the historic litigation which continues to threaten the company's assets on a global scale.     Read more...

Chevron Creating Fake News To Hide Environmental Crimes in Ecuador's AmazonChevron Executives Misused Millions of Shareholder Dollars To Bribe a Witness in Violation of U.S. Federal Law

30 May 2017 | Eye on the Amazon

It may seem like this is stating the obvious, but it's a crime to bribe a witness to a U.S. federal court. Funny thing, though; Chevron has done just that, to the tune of $2 million dollars. Yet no one inside Chevron has demanded an explanation for this – until now.     Read more...

Organizations Call on Swiss National Bank To Use Its Proxy Votes at Chevron's Annual Meeting To Defend the Human and Environmental Rights

24 May 2017 | UDAPT

Quito, Ecuador – On the basis of the anti-Chevron campaign, several Swiss organizations have launched a call to the Swiss National Bank to request that it intervene in the Annual General Assembly of Chevron to vote in favor of climate, human rights and environmental resolutions.     Read more...

Chevron Creating Fake News To Hide Environmental Crimes in Ecuador's Amazon

23 May 2017 | The Chevron Pit

Chevron is again trying to spread fake news to try to distract attention from its environmental crimes and sham remediation in Ecuador, where the company is on the hook for a $9.5 billion liability and faces potential criminal prosecution for presenting fabricated evidence to a U.S. court.     Read more...

Journalist Roger Parloff Blows It Again Over Chevron's Ecuador Pollution Case

19 May 2017 | The Chevron Pit

Legal journalist Roger Parloff, recently dismissed by Fortune magazine, has resurfaced as a writer for Yahoo Finance. But one thing that hasn't changed is his dishonest and unbalanced reporting in favor of Chevron in the historic Ecuador pollution case where the company faces a huge liability for its toxic dumping in the rainforest.     Read more...

Will the Supreme Court Strike Down Chevron's Facially Corrupt RICO Case?

16 May 2017 | Huffington Post

The Supreme Court has one last chance to stop Chevron’s self-serving legal circus from becoming law of the land and a stain on U.S. legal history. It has a chance to do something to help the underlying human tragedy.     Read more...

Supreme Court Faces Major Test With Chevron's Facially Corrupt RICO Case

16 May 2017 | The Chevron Pit

An explosive new report that details how U.S. courts endorsed Chevron's fabricated evidence in its facially corrupt RICO case against Ecuadorian villagers presents a major test for the U.S. Supreme Court.     Read more...

New Report Details How U.S. Courts Endorsed Chevron's Fabricated Evidence in Historic Amazon Pollution Case

Ecuadorian Villagers and Counsel Slam Chevron's Star Witness for Lying and Offer Rebuttals To 12 False "Findings" by Second Circuit Court of Appeals
16 May 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

New York, NY – A federal appellate court in New York ignored devastating new evidence that Chevron and its lawyers fabricated witness testimony and distorted key evidence when it affirmed an unprecedented decision designed to immunize the company from a historic $9.5 billion environmental liability in Ecuador, according to a new report called How U.S. Courts Got It Wrong In Chevron's Amazon Pollution Case.     Read more...

19 Scholars Urge U.S. Supreme Court To Condemn Chevron for Violating International Law in Amazon Pollution Case

In New Show of Support for Villagers, Experts Demand That Justices Throw Out Judge Kaplan's RICO Decision
10 May 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Washington, DC – Nineteen prominent law experts from several of the world's leading universities are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out a highly controversial decision by a federal judge designed to immunize Chevron from a $9.5 billion liability in the Ecuador pollution case.     Read more...

Chevron's Illegal Payments To Witnesses Should Prompt Supreme Court To Reconsider Case

6 May 2017 | EarthRights International

For nearly three decades, Ecuadorian communities have tried to hold Texaco (now Chevron) accountable for the company's legacy of oil pollution in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The saga has stretched across the globe, across multiple court rooms and tribunals, and yet justice for the Ecuadorian victims remains elusive.     Read more...

"Chevron Was Just Fabricating a Lie To Get Out of Paying for a Cleanup"

5 May 2017 | CounterSpin

Janine Jackson interviewed Paul Paz y Miño about Chevron’s oil spill in Ecuador for the May 5, 2017 episode of CounterSpin.      Read more...

17 Environmental Groups Criticize Chevron Before Supreme Court for Faking Evidence

5 May 2017 | The Chevron Pit

Seventeen prominent environmental and human groups have blasted Chevron and its legal team before the U.S. Supreme Court for fabricating evidence in the historic Ecuador pollution case and for violating the Free Speech rights of the company's critics.     Read more...

Environmental Groups Condemn Chevron Before U.S. Supreme Court for Faking Evidence in Pollution Case

3 May 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Washington, DC – Leading civil society groups have submitted two briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court blasting Chevron and its law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher for falsifying evidence and trying to intimidate environmental activists to help the company evade a historic $9.5 billion environmental liability in Ecuador.     Read more...

Civil Society Groups Ask U.S. Supreme Court To Reject Chevron's Attempts to Suppress Free Speech and Undermine Historic Amazon Pollution Case

Supreme Court Presented With Evidence of Chevron's Bribery, Intimidation and Retaliation Against Civil Society Groups and Indigenous Communities
1 May 2017 | Amazon Watch

Oakland, CA – Several prominent environmental and human rights groups are demanding that the U.S. Supreme Court block Chevron's ongoing attacks on their Free Speech rights and its use of false evidence in the historic Ecuador pollution case, where the oil giant faces the largest environmental judgment ever after admitting that it dumped billions of gallons of toxic waste into the rainforest.     Read more...

Chevron's False Evidence in Ecuador Now Before U.S. Supreme Court

31 March 2017 | The Chevron Pit

Chevron's false evidence used to fraudulently cover up its legal responsibility for a $12 billion pollution judgment in Ecuador has been put before the U.S. Supreme Court. This is a real test of the High Court's own ability to police lower court judges who get involved in judicial corruption.     Read more...

Chevron's False Evidence in Ecuador Pollution Case Presented To U.S. Supreme Court

30 March 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Washington, DC – Ecuadorian rainforest villagers and their longtime U.S. human rights lawyer have presented proof of Chevron's bribes, false evidence, and fraud to the U.S. Supreme Court as part of a petition to try to overturn an unprecedented RICO decision by controversial U.S. trial judge Lewis A. Kaplan.     Read more...

Why Canadian Courts Care about Justice in Ecuador

9 March 2017 | Huffington Post

To answer Mr. Cameron’s question, the reason the Canadian courts considered the valid claims of the 30,000 Ecuadorian victims of one of the worst corporate crimes in history is because they realize that facts and justice do, in fact, matter.     Read more...

Plaintiffs Plan To Appeal Chevron Decision

13 February 2017 | Law Times

The lawyers representing Ecuadorian plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Chevron Corporation have applied for leave to appeal a judge's decision to dismiss an action against the company's Canadian subsidiary.     Read more...

Ecuadoreans' Legal Fight Against Chevron Continues in Canada

teleSUR interviewed Steven Donziger, a lawyer fighting for justice for communities affected by the oil company's "Amazon Chernobyl"
2 February 2017 | teleSUR

In 1993, U.S. lawyer Steven Donziger and others filed a lawsuit in New York against Texaco on behalf of Indigenous nationalities and campesino communities in Ecuador's Amazon whose land and water had been thoroughly contaminated over a 26-year period.     Read more...

Can Chevron Avoid Paying Clean-Up Costs By Hiding Behind Shell Companies?

A Canadian judge seems to think that’s just fine...
25 January 2017 | Huffington Post

Judge Hainey essentially ruled that a multinational fleeing a valid court judgment that hides its assets in a maze of paper subsidiaries can completely insulate itself from paying its obligations, while losing nothing in terms of profit or control.      Read more...

Step Towards Justice in Chevron Ecuador Contamination Case

Canadian judge rules plaintiffs can take case for asset seizure to trial
23 January 2017 | Amazon Watch

Communities in Ecuador moved another important step closer to justice last week when an Ontario court ruled that they have the right to go to trial in Canada against Chevron, the oil company responsible for deliberately dumping - and then refusing to clean up - 18 billion gallons of toxic waste in their Amazon rainforest homeland.     Read more...

In Canada, Chevron Faces New Nightmare Scenario Over Ecuador Pollution Liability

23 January 2017 | The Chevron Pit

Judge Glenn Hainey of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled that Ecuadorian indigenous groups from the Amazon rainforest can take the oil giant to trial as part of their effort to seize company assets to pay the $9.5 billion tab needed to remediate their ancestral lands.     Read more...

Ecuador Villagers Celebrate Victory, Vow to Seize Chevron Assets To Pay for Pollution Clean-Up After Canada Court Decision

20 January 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

Toronto, Canada – Leaders of Ecuadorian indigenous rainforest communities have won the right to take Chevron to a short 'mini-trial' to try to seize roughly $12 billion in company assets in Canada to enforce an environmental judgment, despite a technical legal ruling from a trial judge in Toronto that seems to put up a temporary roadblock to their corporate accountability campaign.     Read more...

Chevron's Massive Pollution In Ecuador Frames Death of Legendary Nurse Rosa Moreno

5 January 2017 | The Chevron Pit

Rosa Moreno, the legendary nurse in Ecuador who spent three decades treating children and others afflicted with cancer in the area of Chevron's oil pollution in the Amazon rainforest, has now herself succumbed to cancer. One might reasonably question whether Chevron's refusal to clean up its pollution in Ecuador played a role in this tragic event.     Read more...

Legendary Ecuadorian Nurse Who Hosted Celebrities and Battled Chevron Over Pollution Tragically Dies of Cancer

4 January 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC)

San Carlos, Ecuador – Rosa Moreno, the legendary Ecuadorian nurse who hosted major celebrities such as Brad Pitt in her small jungle health clinic while serving as a medical lifeline to people battling Chevron over oil pollution, has herself succumbed to cancer apparently caused by exposure to toxins in her community.     Read more...