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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
During the tribunal, Chevron's key witness admitted that there is no evidence to corroborate allegations that he received bribes or that he acted as a ghostwriter in the judgment against Chevron. He also conceded, in cross-examination, that elements of his sworn testimony were exaggerated and, in other cases, simply false.
"Chevron has taken the people of Ecuador and the U.S. court system on a ride, full of lies, deliberate delay, and obstruction of justice, says Amazon WatchOctober 27, 2015Common Dreams
In what is being called "a dramatic turn" in a protracted legal battle, documents publicized Monday reveal that the star witness in a case pitting rainforest villagers against a multinational oil giant has admitted to lying under oath in an effort to help Chevron avoid paying a $9.5 billion judgment for deliberate pollution of the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Oil is one of Ecuador's most controversial and polarizing topics. The country is dependent on oil for income, but drilling is a perceived threat to livelihoods of the local communities.October 27, 2015NBC News
Oil is one of Ecuador’s most controversial and polarizing topics. On one hand the country is dependent on oil for income, while on the other, oil drilling is a perceived threat to livelihoods in communities where drilling ensues. Testimony given before an international tribunal released Monday, calls into question the legitimacy of Chevron’s star witness in a two-decade long legal battle over oil contamination in the Ecuadorean Amazon.
Game Over: Chevron's RICO Case Spectacularly Implodes as Corrupt Ex-Judge Admits to Making It Up in Exchange for Chevron PayoffOctober 26, 2015
Chevron's polluted house of cards has come crashing down around them. Guerra is a liar – and he freely admits it. Chevron can either double down and insist Guerra was "before it before he was against it" or denounce him now – in which case they can never argue he's credible by any stretch.
Chevron's Star Witness in Retaliatory RICO Case Recants Accusations Against Ecuadorians and Their Counsel
Newly released transcripts reveal stunning admission under oath, leave Chevron case in shambles as communities move closer to seizing company assets in CanadaOctober 26, 2015
Quito, Ecuador – In a dramatic turn in the 22 year-old legal effort by Ecuadorian rainforest villagers to hold Chevron Corporation to account for massive on-going environmental contamination in the Amazon, the key witness in Chevron's counter-suit has admitted under oath to making up accusations of bribery and ghostwriting.
In testimony given before the international tribunal, Guerra has now admitted that there is no evidence to corroborate allegations of a bribe or a ghostwritten judgment, and that large parts of his sworn testimony were exaggerated and, in other cases, simply not true.
"In terms of what they found, it absolutely affirms everything that the court system in Ecuador, and Ecuador's supreme court has found: that Chevron is guilty," said Kevin Koenig, the Ecuador program director for Amazon Watch. "It shows exactly what the Ecuadorian court system found, which was egregious contamination, health risks, and from sites that Chevron allegedly remediated."
Paul Paz y Miño of Amazon Watch and Dimitri Lascaris, Green Party Candidate for London West, Ontario, discuss the decision of an Ontario court to allow the case to go forwardSeptember 9, 2015The Real News Network
The Supreme Court of Canada on Friday ruled that indigenous Amazonians of Ecuador can use an Ontario court in an attempt to collect billions of dollars from Chevron for contaminating their rainforest and the subsequent environmental and health damages it caused for the people living in the area.
In light of yet another of Chevron's courtroom setbacks in the Ecuador pollution case, company CEO John Watson and his management team again face a stark choice: admit defeat and prevent further death to rainforest villagers, or continue on their disastrous folly by denying the truth. How many more people will lose their lives if Chevron fights on?
Ecuadorean villagers can sue Chevron and its Canadian subsidiary in an Ontario court to enforce a $9.5-billion (U.S.) judgment from Ecuador, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday.