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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Chevron Maneuvering to Block Ecuadorian Villagers from Enforcing $9.5 Billion Judgment in Canadian Courts

Supreme Court of Canada to Hear Arguments That Have Major Implications for Human Rights and Corporate Accountability

December 10, 2014

Ottawa, Canada – Trying to make good on its promise of a "lifetime of litigation" to avoid paying for a clean-up of Ecuador's rainforest, Chevron will ask the Supreme Court of Canada this week to create a new jurisdictional hurdle that likely would close off the country's courts to indigenous communities seeking to enforce their $9.5 billion environmental judgment against the company.

Meet the Amazon Tribespeople Who Beat Chevron in Court – But Are Still Fighting for Clean Water

Meet the Amazon Tribespeople Who Beat Chevron in Court – But Are Still Fighting for Clean Water

With the judgment in their favor tied up in a New York courtroom, indigenous residents of Ecuador's oil-polluted rainforest are going back to basics

October 30, 2014TakePart

"It fills me with rage to see what the oil companies have done to my people," says ClearWater coordinator Nemonte Nenquimo. "We are not supposed to be controlled by an oil company. Waorani are meant to lively freely."

Donny Rico Gives Credit Where Credit Is Due: Judge Kaplan

Donny Rico Gives Credit Where Credit Is Due: Judge Kaplan

October 30, 2014

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.

U.S. Judge Kaplan Held Investments In Chevron When He Ruled for Company in Ecuador Pollution Dispute

Donziger Calls On Judge to Review Investments and Make Full Disclosure of All Ties to Oil Company

October 29, 2014

New York, NY – The U.S. federal judge who ruled in favor of Chevron in the company's campaign to block collection of its $9.5 billion environmental liability in Ecuador held investments in the oil company at the time of his decision, documents reveal.

Rainforest Communities Seek Criminal Investigation of Chevron CEO Watson Before International Court

October 23, 2014

Quito, Ecuador – Rainforest communities in Ecuador today requested that an international court open a criminal investigation of Chevron CEO John Watson and other high-level officers of the company over their role in violating international humanitarian law by obstructing a court-mandated clean-up of toxic contamination in the Amazon, putting thousands of lives at risk.

Hall of SHAME? We Have a Winner!

Hall of SHAME? We Have a Winner!

October 22, 2014

There are many corporations worthy of being condemned for their actions that harm people and the planet, but none more deserving than Chevron. This company has reveled in its role as corporate criminal on the run from a $9.5 billion verdict against it in Ecuador for the deliberate dumping of billions of gallons of toxic wastewater into the rainforest. Chevron brazenly flaunts the fact that it will not be held to account by any court anywhere and will never stop fighting the very people who continue to suffer from its willful contamination.

Business Journalists Rush to Rescue Chevron from Its Ecuador Disaster

Business Journalists Rush to Rescue Chevron from Its Ecuador Disaster

September 30, 2014

Chevron got a little help from its friends in the corporate media last week. It is clear that business journalists will come out of the woodwork to defend the company from attacks on their own kind, even if the truth about Chevron’s human rights violations is sacrificed in the process.

Finally! A Candid Exposé of Chevron's Dirty Tricks

Finally! A Candid Exposé of Chevron's Dirty Tricks

August 29, 2014

An article in Rolling Stone reminds readers that, "it's the farmers and the Indians, not the lawyers, who continue to struggle daily with the 50-year legacy of oil production in the region."

Sludge Match: Inside Chevron's $9 Billion Legal Battle with Ecuadorian Villagers

Sludge Match: Inside Chevron's $9 Billion Legal Battle with Ecuadorian Villagers

For more than two decades, energy giant Chevron and Ecuadorian activists have been embroiled in a contentious lawsuit about who is responsible for contaminating a vast swath of the Amazon

August 28, 2014Rolling Stone

"What gets lost in the twists and turns of this lawsuit is the only thing that matters," says Mitch Anderson of ClearWater, a NGO that works to provide clean water to the affected communities. "The people of the Amazon continue to grow crops out of contaminated soil and bathe in contaminated rivers."

Human Rights Organizations File Amicus Brief Opposing Chevron RICO Decision

Ruling poses serious threat to free speech and democracy

July 15, 2014

Oakland, CA – Chevron and U.S. Judge Lewis A. Kaplan have acted to trample the First Amendment rights of U.S. citizens who dare to speak out against human rights abuses, environmental destruction and corporate misdeeds, according to human rights and environmental organizations Amnesty International, Amazon Watch, Friends of the Earth and the Rainforest Action Network, among others.

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