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Chevron Whistleblower Videos Show Deliberate Falsification of Evidence in Ecuador Oil Pollution Trial

9 April 2015 | DeSmogBlog

Chevron has already lost the lawsuit filed against the company by a group of Indigenous villagers and rural Ecuadorians who say Texaco, which merged with Chevron in 2001, left behind hundreds of open, unlined pits full of toxic oil waste it had dug into the floor of the Amazon rainforest. But new videos released by an anonymous Chevron whistleblower undermine the company’s entire defense in the original suit as well as its RICO counterattack.     Read more...

The Chevron Tapes: Video Shows Oil Giant Allegedly Covering Up Amazon Contamination

8 April 2015 | VICE News

Another twist has emerged in a decades-long legal battle pitting residents of Ecuador's Amazon forest and their controversial trial attorney against one of the world's largest energy companies. Environmental advocates released a video today that they describe as evidence of attempts by Chevron to skirt Ecuadoran law and cover up contamination of the Amazon.     Read more...

The Chevron Tapes

Secret videos reveal company hid pollution in Ecuador
8 April 2015 | Eye on the Amazon

In 2011, a mysterious package arrived at our D.C. office. Beat up, rumpled and with no return address, a staffer avoided opening it fearing it may have been a bomb. We could never have guessed that the contents would instead turn out to be a smoking gun in one of the largest and longest-running environmental cases in the world.     Read more...

"Smoking Gun" Video Exposes Chevron's Corruption in the Amazon

The death of the Amazon could mean death for all of us, but companies continue to destroy it.
8 April 2015 |

California-based nonprofit organization Amazon Watch has released a video showing how Chevron has covered up contamination in the Amazon rainforest. In fact, it is being reported the footage, which is a part of a series of "secret tapes," could be "smoking gun evidence" of the oil giant’s corruption in Ecuador.     Read more...

Secret Chevron Arbitration Faces Pressure for Sunlight

8 April 2015 | Courthouse News Service

The Permanent Court of Arbitration should open up this month's hearings in Washington between Chevron and Ecuador to the news media "in the interests of justice," the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press said in a letter today.     Read more...

Chevron's Secret Tapes: Company Whistleblower Dicsloses Corrupt Acts in Ecuador Trial

8 April 2015 | The Chevron Pit

What big oil company takes video of its own technicians committing fraud in a pollution trial? Thanks to the tenacious activists at Amazon Watch, we know the answer: Chevron.     Read more...

Chevron Whistleblower Leaks "Smoking Gun" in Case of Ecuadorian Oil Spill

Videos sent to Amazon Watch described as "a true treasure trove of Chevron misdeeds and corporate malfeasance"
8 April 2015 | Common Dreams

In what is being described as "smoking gun evidence" of Chevron's complete guilt and corruption in the case of an oil spill in the Ecuadorian Amazon, internal videos leaked to an environmental watchdog show company technicians finding and then mocking the extensive oil contamination in areas that the oil giant told courts had been restored.     Read more...

SF Commonwealth Club and Chevron CEO Shamed into Silence

3 April 2015 | Eye on the Amazon

I walk a small path, surrounded by an infinite number of trees, plants and the scent of flowers. My lungs fill with pure, fresh air when I take a deep breath. My bare feet touch the ground, damp from yesterday's rain. This is my home. This is where I grew up. This is what I want to share with my children one day.     Read more...

Chevron Agents Back in Ecuadorean Amazon: Indigenous Leaders

Leaders in communities affected by Chevron's contamination believe agents are in their area in order to trick people into signing legal documents.
3 April 2015 | teleSur

Indigenous leaders in the Ecuadorean amazon denounced the presence of agents from the Chevron oil company in their territories, whom they believe were there to sow divisions within their communities.     Read more...

Commonwealth Club to Fête Chevron CEO

The public affairs nonprofit plans to bestow John Watson with its "Distinguished Citizen Award" despite the oil giant's environmentally destructive practices.
1 April 2015 | East Bay Express

The Commonwealth Club of California is drawing criticism from dozens of environmental and human rights groups from around the globe because of its plans to fête Chevron CEO John Watson and bestow its "Distinguished Citizen Award" on him at its annual fundraising gala this week. The environmental groups have asked the Commonwealth Club to rescind Watson's award because of the damage and destruction Chevron has wreaked on communities around the world.     Read more...