Charges of Rape and Murder Prompt Disappearance of Entire Country from Corporate Website
29 October 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition
San Francisco, CA – Chevron has quietly removed from its website any reference to its operations in Burma, a country where the oil giant has been implicated in allegations of rape and murder connected to a lucrative pipeline project that generates up to $1 billion annually for the country's brutal military regime. Read more...
High-Stakes Trial in San Francisco Focuses Attention on Chevron's Growing Human Rights Problems Around Globe
Oil Giant Seems Increasingly Out of Step with Industry Rivals with Accusations It Helped Orchestrate Deaths of Nigerian Villagers
Hiring of Bush Administration "Torture Lawyer" Latest Controversy
27 October 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition
Chevron is embarking today on a high stakes defense in U.S. federal court against charges that it helped orchestrate the killing of two Nigerian villagers at a time when its corporate legal department is under mounting pressure for disregarding human rights issues. Read more...
Environmental Group Asserts Oil Giant Paying Writers to Pose As Journalists as Part of Public Relations Campaign
24 October 2008 | Amazon Watch
The environmental group Amazon Watch today called on Chevron and the San Francisco-based writer Pat Murphy to divulge their financial relationship in light of disclosures that Murphy’s website accepts fees for editorial control of news articles written under Murphy’s byline. Read more...
Amazon Watch & Amazon Defense Coalition Win Business Ethics Award For Holding Chevron Accountable for Oil Contamination in Ecuador
17 October 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition
Amazon Watch and the Amazon Defense Coalition said today their international campaign to hold Chevron accountable for extensive oil contamination in the Ecuadorian rainforest has received the top Business Ethics Network's BENNY Award. Read more...
Internal Company Memo Raises More Questions about Texaco’s Operations in Amazon Rainforest
Chevron Now Faces $16 Billion Liability and Indictments
15 October 2008
Texaco, now owned by Chevron, ordered its employees to destroy reports documenting oil spills in the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador where the company is now the subject of a $16.3 billion potential liability in a civil lawsuit. Read more...
Internal Company Memo Raises More Questions About Texaco's Operations in Amazon Rainforest
15 October 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition
Quito, Ecuador – Texaco, now owned by Chevron, ordered its employees to destroy reports documenting oil spills in the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador where the company is now the subject of a $16.3 billion potential liability in a civil lawsuit. Read more...
U.S. Federal Appeals Court Rejects Attempt to Shift Liability
7 October 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition
A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York today denied an attempt by Chevron to shift its multi-billion dollar liability to Ecuador's government for the massive environmental contamination it caused in the Amazon rainforest. Read more...
McCain Finance Chair Had Led Campaign
Effort to Quash Claims of Indigenous Tribes Fails
3 October 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition
Chevron has lost a critical lobbying battle in Congress in its effort to escape a $16.3 billion liability in Ecuador stemming from a landmark environmental case. Read more...
Ricardo Reis Veiga among Nine who Face Criminal Trial For Conspiring to Falsify Scientific Results of Clean-up
18 September 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition
Quito, Ecuador – A fraud indictment in Ecuador against a Chevron executive and seven government officials is based on a theory by the country's national prosecutor that the accused conspired to lie about an environmental clean-up so Chevron could escape a potential multi-billion dollar civil liability then pending in a U.S. court. Read more...
Amazon Defense Coalition: Ecuador Court Report Underestimates Damages for Chevron's "Amazon Chernobyl" in Ecuador
$16 Billion Chevron Liability Could Rise If Groundwater and Surface Water Damage Included, Plaintiffs Say
New Criminal Indictment of Chevron Lawyers
16 September 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition
An independent court-appointed expert in the environmental trial against Chevron in Ecuador should impose additional damages on the oil giant for groundwater and surface water contamination that could significantly increase the current $16.3 billion liability estimate. Read more...