News & Multimedia from 2011

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Statement on Ecuador Court Ruling Against Chevron

Evidence Prevails Over Oil Giant's Intimidation Tactics

February 14, 2011

San Francisco, CA – As of today, Chevron's guilt for extensive oil contamination in the Amazon rainforest is official. It is time Chevron takes responsibility for these environmental and public health damages, which they have fought for the past 18 years. Today's ruling in Ecuador against Chevron proves overwhelmingly that the oil giant is responsible for billions of gallons of highly toxic waste sludge deliberately dumped into local streams and rivers, which thousands depend on for drinking, bathing, and fishing.

Statement by Ecuadorian Plaintiffs on Judgment Against Chevron

February 14, 2011

Lago Agrio, Ecuador – Pablo Fajardo, the lead Ecuadorian attorneys representing the indigenous tribes suing Chevron for oil contamination, released this statement today about the judgment against Chevron.

Ecuadorean Judge Orders Chevron to Pay $9 Billion

February 14, 2011The New York Times

Caracas, Venezuela – A judge in a tiny courtroom in the Ecuadorean Amazon ruled Monday that the oil giant Chevron was responsible for polluting remote tracts of Ecuadorean jungle and ordered the company to pay more than $9 billion in damages, one of the largest environmental awards ever.

Ecuadoran Court Slaps Chevron With $8 Billion Fine

February 14, 2011San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco, CA – An Ecuadoran judge today fined Chevron Corp. $8 billion in a bitter, 18-year-old lawsuit over oil-field contamination in the Amazon rain forest.

Belo Monte and Brazil's "Pandora"

Can a Massive Dam Project in the Amazon Be Stopped?

February 14, 2011In These Times

Brasilia, Brazil – It's the biggest forest battle on Earth. The plot: a big government, in this case Brazil – armed to the teeth with unlimited executive and financial powers – takes on a rag tag group of river-dwelling tribes and around 20,000 poor people who happen to be in the way of what might become the world's largest hydroelectric dam project.

Over 600,000 Petitions Delivered to Brazilian Government This Week

February 11, 2011

If you are one of over 600,00 people who signed the global petition to stop the Belo Monte Dam in the Brazilian Amazon, you should know that your signature didn't get lost in cyberspace somewhere. It was delivered to the Brazilian government on Tuesday afternoon here in Brasilia by a delegation of indigenous and community leaders from the Xingu River basin.

Chevron Adds Insult to Injury in the Amazon

February 9, 2011SFGate City Brights

It is hard to know what to make of such a patently absurd and egregious insult as this; Big Oil suing the victims of their contamination. Chevron is pouring ghastly sums of money into a scorched-earth legal and public relations strategy designed, essentially, to destroy the hopes of the plaintiffs.

Brazilian Protesters Criticize Dam Project

February 9, 2011CNN

Brasilia, Brazil – Environmentalists and indigenous-rights supporters gathered in the Brazilian capital Tuesday to protest a hydroelectric dam project that they say would be devastating to the Amazon region.

Protesters Demand the Release of Pepe Acacho and Other Imprisoned Leaders

Protesters Demand the Release of Pepe Acacho and Other Imprisoned Leaders

February 8, 2011

Protesters in front of the court house where Shuar Indigenous leader Pepe Acacho and others are being processed demand that the charges against them be dropped.

Indigenous Tribes Protest Against Amazon Dam

February 8, 2011BBC

Brasilia, Brazil – Hundreds of indigenous Brazilians have been protesting in the capital against the construction of what will be the world's third biggest hydro-electric dam.

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