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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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.

Cartoon Highlights Gibson Dunn's "Legal Thuggery" On Chevron's Behalf

Latest installment of satirical cartoon series calls out Chevron's threats against those who want to hold the oil giant accountable for the mess it made in the Amazon.

July 1, 2014MintPress

Created by Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mark Fiore, the satirical series was created to draw the public’s attention to the threats Chevron has leveled against environmentalists, journalists, scientists and locals who have tried to hold the company accountable for dumping 18 billion gallons of toxic oil waste into rivers and streams, spilling millions of gallons of crude oil, and abandoning hazardous waste in hundreds of unlined open-air pits littered throughout the Amazon region.

"Legal Tender"

"Legal Tender"

Donny Rico on how Chevron’s legal thuggery really works

June 24, 2014

At long last we bring you Episode #3 in The Adventures of Donny Rico, a clever deep dive into the methods used by Chevron in its desperate and unethical campaign to turn the tables on the very victims it poisoned in Ecuador's rainforest.

When Might = Right: How Chevron Got Out of a $19 Billion Lawsuit*

When Might = Right: How Chevron Got Out of a $19 Billion Lawsuit*

* An excellent analysis of Chevron's tactics, although the company is still liable for $9.5 billion, despite its unethical actions.

June 16, 2014Huffington Post

Chevron has put unprecedented resources into its campaign against the Ecuadorian villagers, hiring more than 60 law firms and 2,000 legal professionals to wage a war of attrition.

"Who's Bribin' Who?"

"Who's Bribin' Who?"

Donny Rico (and Chevron) explain how to pollute the Amazon and get away wit’ it.

May 28, 2014

Do people give people backpacks full of cold hard cash in exchange for legal testimony? People do. Chevron should know. They did exactly that. But of course you won't be hearing John Watson mention that to the company's shareholders.

What Happens When an Oil Company Actually Chooses to Be a Sociopath? #AntiChevron Day

What Happens When an Oil Company Actually Chooses to Be a Sociopath? #AntiChevron Day

May 22, 2014

You gotta give Chevron credit for bringing people together. Communities on five continents came together yesterday to denounce the oil giant's environmental and human rights practices.

No More Impunity! Communities Worldwide Protest "Gangster Corporation" Chevron

No More Impunity! Communities Worldwide Protest "Gangster Corporation" Chevron

Demonstrations planned in five continents in solidarity with those poisoned by oil giant's operations

May 21, 2014Common Dreams

Decrying what they say are Chevron's crimes against humanity, communities across five continents are rising up on Wednesday in an international day of action against the oil giant.

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