Ottawa, Canada – Talisman Energy is creating environmental damage in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest and operating in Achuar indigenous territory without consent, a group of Achuar leaders claimed today during a press conference on Parliament Hill.
Activists attend Rio shareholder meeting, call out company's severe labor, human rights and environmental violationsApril 20, 2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – On Wednesday over 150 demonstrators from communities and workers affected by the operations of Brazilian multinational giant Vale staged a protest at its corporate headquarters in downtown Rio de Janeiro, coinciding with an annual shareholders meeting.
Public Prosecutors and Federal Judge cite violations of indigenous peoples' rights, guaranteed by Brazilian Constitution and international lawMarch 30, 2012
Brasilia, Brazil – A federal judge in Brazil has suspended the construction license of the Teles Pires hydroelectric dam in the Brazilian Amazon, citing violations of the rights of the Kayabi, Apiaká and Mundurucu indigenous peoples whose livelihoods are seriously threatened by the project.
No April Fool's Joke: Monsanto Voted Biggest "Corporate Fool" with the Worst Business Practices for 2012
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Chevron Are Runners-Up in Facebook BallotingMarch 29, 2012
Just in time for April Fool's Day, Green America announced the winners of its online contest to determine the biggest "Corporate Fool": Agricultural and chemical giant Monsanto came in first, followed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Chevron.
International Labor Organization confirms government violated indigenous rightsMarch 7, 2012
Altamira, Brazil – A report released by the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations for the International Labor Organization (ILO) found the Brazilian government directly violated the rights of indigenous communities in the Xingu region of the Amazon while plowing forward with the controversial Belo Monte Dam project.
Washington, DC – Chevron Corp. paid thousands of dollars to sponsor an exclusive corporate reception today in Washington, DC, which will be attended by foreign ambassadors and U.S. state governors, in an effort to influence ongoing talks of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
North American companies threaten to exploit oil on Nanay River, principle Iquitos water sourceFebruary 1, 2012
Iquitos, Peru – Today, hundreds of residents from the Amazonian city of Iquitos in Peru plan to converge on the streets to defend their human right to clean water and denounce ConocoPhillips, Gran Tierra and Talisman Energy.
Company wins prize for leading share in the Belo Monte DamJanuary 30, 2012
San Francisco, CA – After 21 days of public voting, Brazilian iron-ore mining corporation Vale picked up the Public Eye Award, known as the "Nobel Prize of Shame" in the corporate world.
New Construction Prompts Radical Intervention in Brazilian AmazonJanuary 18, 2012
Altamira, Brazil – Major construction on the Belo Monte Dam commenced on the Xingu River in a series of developments that took place during Brazil's New Year holidays, signaling a new phase in the Brazilian government's intentions to sidestep environmental legislation and human rights conventions to build the world's third largest hydroelectric dam in the heart of the Amazon. The project's first river blockades, known as coffer dams, currently extend into the Xingu and dry out a stretch of the river, allowing for its permanent damming. Today local protestors paralyzed construction at the dam site, affirming that resistance to the project is far from over.
In Meticulous Review, Panel Finds Ample Evidence to Support $18 Billion Judgment Against Oil GiantJanuary 4, 2011
Lago Agrio, Ecuador – Members of the appellate panel in Ecuador that affirmed the $18 billion judgment against Chevron for contaminating the Amazon rainforest were clearly outraged at the oil giant's abuse of the judicial process.