Posts Tagged with "australia"

Chevron’s Worst Year Ever, Episode 4: Australia

Friday, May 25, 2012

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Chevron’s Worst Year Ever, Episode 4: Australia

This has been one of the worst years ever for Chevron. From it’s ongoing massive legal losses in Ecuador, to offshore disasters in Brazil and Nigeria, to the tragic deaths of its employees in several locations, including right here in California. This is the fourth in a series of statements we’re posting as we prepare [...]

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Updated: Brazil Sues Chevron And Transocean For $11 Billion Over Oil Spill

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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Updated: Brazil Sues Chevron And Transocean For $11 Billion Over Oil Spill

Update 12/14/11 06:42PM PST: This is huge: Brazil is suing Chevron and Transocean for $11 billion over their “lack of planning and environmental management.” The suit also seeks to suspend the companies from operating in the country. Brazilian officials obviously meant it when they vowed not to let Chevron get away with its environmental crimes: [...]

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Australians Don’t Trust Chevron

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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Australians Don’t Trust Chevron

Earlier this year we commissioned a report on the financial and operational risks to Chevron’s worldwide business operations if the company continues with its endless litigation strategy in Ecuador rather than finally agreeing to clean up its toxic mess in the Amazon. The report was targeted at investors, but a recent investigative news piece about [...]

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Get A Free Ride With Malaysia’s New Sustainable Palm Oil Certification Scheme

Monday, August 8, 2011

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Get A Free Ride With Malaysia’s New Sustainable Palm Oil Certification Scheme

If a massive palm oil company decides that getting its plantations certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is, well, just too hard, what do you think happens? The Malaysian government comes to the rescue, of course, and comes up with a solution that will allow IOI — the largest palm oil plantation [...]

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Judge Kaplan Drastically Overreached With “Unlawful” Injunction To Protect Chevron, International Law Experts Say

Monday, June 20, 2011

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Judge Kaplan Drastically Overreached With “Unlawful” Injunction To Protect Chevron, International Law Experts Say

US Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan’s bias in favor of Chevron may have led him to drastically overstep his authority, according to several international law experts from around the world who have asked the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York to dissolve Kaplan’s preliminary injunction against enforcement of an $18 billion verdict against the [...]

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Australian Federal Court upholds RAN activist’s right to secret files

Friday, July 18, 2008

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I had another day in court in my ongoing legal battles in Australia. Many of you may or may not know that in 2005 I traveled through Australia as a peace and environmental activist doing trainings on civil disobedience, corporate campaigning and the war in Iraq. The government in Canberra didn’t like it and canceled [...]

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Australia v. RAN

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

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It’s almost flattering to know that Australia’s Federal Forestry Minister has made attacking RAN his full-time job. This time, he’s commandeered the Embassy in Tokyo to launch a flashy new DVD explaining why logging of temperate rainforests is A-OK. According to ABC Tasmania today: The Federal Government has launched a public relations campaign to woo [...]

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More RAN antics in Tokyo

Thursday, June 14, 2007

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An update from our Tasmanian Campaigner, David Lee: This past week, RAN Senior Campaigner Bill Barclay and I were in Tokyo, Japan, to help our Japanese staff host three forums focused upon the serious problems with old growth logging in Tasmania. Japanese paper companies purchase over 80 percent of the woodchips produced by Gunns Limited, [...]

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