Chevron's Chernobyl in the Amazon

For over three decades, Chevron chose profit over people. While drilling for oil in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest region, the company deliberately dumped billions of gallons of toxic wastewater into rivers and streams, spilled millions of gallons of crude oil, and abandoned hazardous waste in hundreds of unlined open-air pits littered throughout the region. The result was widespread devastation of the rainforest ecosystem and local indigenous communities, and one of the worst environmental disasters in history. More

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Affected Peoples from Ecuador and Richmond Announce Growing Worldwide Coalition to Confront Chevron at Annual Shareholder Meeting

Company management to be confronted with multiple resolutions on corporate accountability, climate change, political funding and environmental protection

May 22, 2015

San Francisco, CA – On May 26th, at the headquarters of the Sierra Club, representatives of communities affected by Chevron environmental destruction and disregard for human rights will announce plans to return to Chevron's Annual Shareholders Meeting the following morning in San Ramon, CA.

Donny Rico Schools Chevron on How To "Be the Victim" in Ecuador

Donny Rico Schools Chevron on How To "Be the Victim" in Ecuador

April 29, 2015

Chevron's retaliatory RICO case against the Ecuadorians and their lawyers would not have come about were it not for the generous suggestion of U.S. Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan. Chevron spent millions upon millions filing cases against the Ecuadorians everywhere other than Ecuador once the company saw the verdict was about to come down, but when they met Kaplan, they hit pay dirt.

The Adventures of Donny Rico

The Adventures of Donny Rico

April 28, 2015

To draw attention to Chevron's threat to open society and freedom of speech, Amazon Watch and Pulitzer Prize winning animator Mark Fiore present The Adventures of Donny Rico.

The Fossil Fuel Industry Is Condemning Us to Climate Disaster

We must restructure the world energy usage and embark on a renewable revolution. Take a stand to stop business as usual and keep fossil fuels in the ground

April 24, 2015The Guardian

The warnings from our most respected scientists are loud and clear and their findings are irrefutable. Science demands that average global temperature rises must stay below 2C if we are to avoid catastrophic climate change.

Can Ecuador Bring Chevron to Justice?

A US appeals court may decide fate of a $9.5 billion fine imposed on the company for environmental damage

April 24, 2015Al Jazeera America

Judges in New York began hearing arguments in one of the biggest and longest-running environmental justice cases of all time. At stake is whether a developing country that happens to have oil can enforce its judgments against a multinational company. The results may tell Americans something about what the rule of law is worth in their own country.

Battle Over Amazonian Pollution Case Back in Court

Lawyers for Ecuadorian plaintiffs from an Amazon village are appealing a 2014 ruling in favor of Chevron

April 23, 2015Al Jazeera America

"Caught in the middle and still standing there waiting for someone to come clean up the toxic waste are the 30,000 people affected in Ecuador," said Paul Paz y Miño, adding that 1,400 people have already died from cancer.

Secret Tapes Reveal Greenies a Big Joke to Big Oil

April 22, 2015WhoWhatWhy

Four years ago, an anonymous package was sent to Amazon Watch, an environmental activist group. It contained videos that seem to show something truly odd: Employees of a major oil company trying not to find oil – and having a chuckle about how hard that proves to be. Forty-five years since the first Earth Day environmentalism apparently remains a joke to some people.

An Environmental Battle in Ecuador Is Playing Out in US Court

An Environmental Battle in Ecuador Is Playing Out in US Court

For decades, Texaco (since bought by Chevron) polluted the Ecuadorian rain forest and has fought compensating residents

April 22, 2015Al Jazeera America News

"These videos are essentially the smoking gun evidence that undermines Chevron's entire defense in Ecuador. They show Chevron's own employees admitting that toxic waste still exists in sites they swore they cleaned up." – Paul Paz y Miño, Amazon Watch Director of Outreach and Online Strategy

The Chevron Tapes: 30 Years and Still Waiting for Justice

The Chevron Tapes: 30 Years and Still Waiting for Justice

April 17, 2015

This week we're highlighting a rainforest resident's story of how he lost three daughters due to the toxic contamination of his home and an interview with a former oil worker who recalls the helplessness he felt at being ordered by Chevron to dump toxic waste directly into the rainforest, day after day:

More Secret Videos from Chevron Whistleblower Show Ecuadorian Villager Asking for Help Oil Giant Never Provided

A Worker Describes How Chevron Ordered Him and Others to Release Toxic Water Directly into Streams Used for Drinking and Bathing

April 17, 2015

Oakland, CA – Amazon Watch has released more secret video footage from a Chevron whistleblower today, showing an Ecuadorian villager asking for help that Chevron never provided to protect his children.

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