Posts Tagged with "Ecuador"

Epic Greenwashing From Chevron

Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Epic Greenwashing From Chevron

Once again, Chevron has released its “Corporate Responsibility Report” with a straight face. (Here’s our post about last year’s report.) In this post, Amazon Watch’s Robert Collier exposes the irresponsible corporate abuses Chevron conveniently leaves out. Apparently believing that no outright whopper can’t be repeated again and again, Chevron has issued a report bragging about [...]

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Driving the Company Off an $18bn Cliff: Ecuadoreans In Europe Highlight Chevron Management’s Misguided Litigation Strategy

Thursday, April 19, 2012

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Driving the Company Off an $18bn Cliff: Ecuadoreans In Europe Highlight Chevron Management’s Misguided Litigation Strategy

Ecuadorean indigenous leaders Humberto Piaguaje and Guillermo Grefa began a one week European tour today. They will be educating major institutional investors in Chevron Corporation, including prestigious funds such as the Church of England Investment Fund and the Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church, about the oil giant’s grim environmental and human rights legacy [...]

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The Trial and the Road to Justice

Friday, March 30, 2012

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The Trial and the Road to Justice

The courthouse stands four stories high along the main drag of Lago Agrio. Like all other buildings in the town, the weather has gotten the best of it. It is tropically dilapidated. The colors, off-white with yellow trim, are ruined. The cement shows signs of crumbling, and from up close the black mold appears to [...]

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Warrant Issued For Chevron, Global Corporate Criminal, And CEO John Watson

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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Warrant Issued For Chevron, Global Corporate Criminal, And CEO John Watson

We served an arrest warrant for Chevron CEO John Watson today. Brazilian prosecutors have issued criminal charges against Chevron and several of its employees, including the chief executive of Chevron’s Brazil unit, in response to the company’s November 2011 oil spill off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. It’s refreshing, to say the least, to [...]

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A Day In Rumipamba

Thursday, March 15, 2012

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A Day In Rumipamba

We brought some Chinese journalists out to Rumipamba yesterday, a Quichua village spread along a recently paved road in the Auca Sur oil field. The journalists were looking for the tabloid version of what happened here, and Rumipamba is a gold mine in that regard. There was an oil spill in Rumipamba back in 1976 [...]

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How Far Would You Go To Save It All?

Friday, March 9, 2012

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How Far Would You Go To Save It All?

That’s the tagline for a new documentary being made about the Yasuni national forest in Ecuador, which has been called “Earth’s Eden” because of its stunning beauty and incredible biodiversity. I’m willing to bet many RAN supporters would go very far indeed to save this pristine region of Amazon rainforest, but supporting this documentary, Yasuni [...]

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Life Among Cacao Fields And Oil Contamination

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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Life Among Cacao Fields And Oil Contamination

…a local man named Donald Moncayo showed me around. Wearing white surgical gloves, he dug up a fistful of black mud and held it so that the sunlight caught the telltale blue-orange tint of petroleum. At one fetid pit in a jungle glade, he stepped gingerly onto the surface of the pool, where the solid [...]

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Dignity Incarnate: Emergildo Criollo And The Ecuadoreans Standing Up To Chevron

Friday, March 2, 2012

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Dignity Incarnate: Emergildo Criollo And The Ecuadoreans Standing Up To Chevron

This morning I accompanied Emergildo Criollo, leader of the Cofan people, from his home in the dusty outskirts of Lago Agrio (the oil camp turned boom town that Texaco founded) to a press conference in Quito regarding a ruling issued late yesterday afternoon by the appellate court in Sucumbios rejecting Chevron’s latest attempt to block [...]

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How Low Can Chevron Go?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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How Low Can Chevron Go?

How low can Chevron go? It seems the company is determined to find out. Having lost a major environmental lawsuit in both US and Ecuador courts based on the merits of the case, Chevron has resorted to a secret international arbitration panel to evade paying an $18 billion judgment in Ecuador. Apparently the way Chevron [...]

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Chevron’s Kangaroo Court Issues Illegitimate, Unenforceable Ruling

Friday, February 17, 2012

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Chevron’s Kangaroo Court Issues Illegitimate, Unenforceable Ruling

The secret arbitration panel convened by Chevron in Washington, DC last week has issued its ruling — and not surprisingly, the trio of corporate lawyers has found that they have jurisdiction to review the civil suit brought against Chevron in the public court system of the sovereign nation of Ecuador. I say it’s not surprising [...]

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