News & Multimedia from 2017

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...