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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 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...

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...

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 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...

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...