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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Amazon Watch Response to Decision to Uphold Flawed Chevron Retaliatory Lawsuit

August 8, 2016

Amazon Watch is extremely disappointed by the decision of the 2nd Circuit Appeals court to uphold Chevron's RICO SLAPP suit filed in retaliation for the unprecedented victory of contaminated Ecuadorian communities over Chevron in Ecuador.

Toxic Tour to the Ecuadorian Amazon

Toxic Tour to the Ecuadorian Amazon

July 18, 2016RYOT / Huffington Post

Accompany Nina Gualinga, an indigenous youth from the Kichwa community of Sarayaku as she tours former oil fields of Chevron and gets an up close look at one of the worst oil disasters on the planet.

Chevron's Garbage Fire Sale

Chevron's Garbage Fire Sale

June 27, 2016

Chevron sending up massive flares in Richmond is not the only sign things are getting hot for the oil giant on the run from a $11 billion verdict.

In "Epic Fight for Justice," Activists Descend on Chevron Meeting

In "Epic Fight for Justice," Activists Descend on Chevron Meeting

Like ExxonMobil, Chevron rejected a host of resolutions aimed at addressing its role in climate change

May 25, 2016Common Dreams

"This is an epic fight for justice and Chevron management is living in denial if it thinks we will ever go away until justice is served," said Paul Paz y Miño of Amazon Watch.

Chevron Draws Protest on Climate and Ecuador

Chevron Draws Protest on Climate and Ecuador

May 25, 2016Courthouse News Service

"Mr. Watson, stop your racism against us," said Secoya leader Humberto Piaguaje. "We are neither manipulated nor will we ever be manipulated by lawyers or anyone else, as you continually repeat. We are intelligent enough to think and act for ourselves and to seek justice."

Chevron CEO and Board Confronted for Lying To Shareholders, SEC and Public at Annual Shareholder Meeting

Watson unable to respond to fraud charges and clear ethics violations

May 25, 2016

After six years as Chevron CEO and Chair of the Board John Watson has been unable to resolve major shareholder unrest over his leadership. In one of its strongest rebukes to date, thirty percent of Chevron shareholders representing $57.6 billion of assets under management sent a clear message to Watson and his team on the Ecuador issue: your leadership has failed.

Investors and Activists Hold Chevron's Feet to the Fire at Annual Shareholder Meeting

Oil Company Management Barraged with Criticisms over Climate Change Fraud, SEC Violations, and Environmental Justice

May 24, 2016

A coalition of local, national and international environmental and human rights rights organizations once again demand that Chevron Corp be held to account over its environmental and human rights abuses in the Amazon rainforest, at its Richmond refinery, and everywhere the corporation operates.

Chevron CEO To His Board: Our Ecuador Problem Just Won’t Go Away

Chevron CEO To His Board: Our Ecuador Problem Just Won’t Go Away

May 24, 2016

We don't have access to Chevron's internal communications, but if we did, this "memo" is what we imagine we might see.

Affected Peoples from Ecuador and Richmond To Confront Chevron Management at Annual Shareholder Meeting

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

May 23, 2016

A growing coalition of communities affected by Chevron's operations and environmental organizations will announce plans to return to Chevron's Annual Shareholders Meeting to denounce the company's pattern of human rights abuses, environmental destruction, and attacks on democracy. Hundreds of thousands of signatures will be delivered to Chevron's doorstep at the Wednesday meeting demanding change in the company's policies and practices around world.

Chevron CEO Faces Pressure Cooker Over Ecuador, Climate Change at Shareholder Meeting

May 20, 2016

Chevron's unprecedented $11 billion pollution liability in Ecuador and its refusal to address climate change are set to dominate the company's annual meeting as CEO John Watson faces increasing pressure from his own shareholders, court rulings, and environmental groups who are accusing the company of trying to intimidate critics and evade its legacy contamination problems.

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