Posts Tagged with "lawsuit"

Shut It, You Long-Haired Hippie

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Shut It, You Long-Haired Hippie

An “anti-public service” message from Donny Rico (originally published by Amazon Watch) Donny Rico here to deliver a message to all you long-haired hippie activist types complaining about the environment and human rights. Be warned: things have changed in America and you need to keep your mouths shut. Corporations are the top of the food [...]

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Dump Now, Pay Later: Coal Risk Update on Coal Ash

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

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Dump Now, Pay Later: Coal Risk Update on Coal Ash

Each year, the U.S. coal-fired power plant fleet produces over 130 million tons of coal ash. And while this ash frequently contains arsenic, lead, mercury, and other toxic chemicals that threaten human health, it is less regulated than your household trash. For decades, power plants have disposed of coal ash in over 2,000 landfills and [...]

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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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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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A Brief History Of Chevron’s Shameless Response To Its Toxic Mess In Ecuador

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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A Brief History Of Chevron’s Shameless Response To Its Toxic Mess In Ecuador

As detailed in our video, “Great Moments In Stupid Chevron PR” (view it below), Chevron will say anything to evade its responsibility to clean up its toxic mess in Ecuador. The company has tried just about every dirty trick it could come up with, too. Chevron’s immediate response to the decision in Ecuador was to [...]

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Chevron Contractor Diego Borja’s Own Lawyer Admits He Could Face Criminal Liability For Obstructing Ecuador Trial

Friday, November 4, 2011

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Chevron Contractor Diego Borja’s Own Lawyer Admits He Could Face Criminal Liability For Obstructing Ecuador Trial

The saga of Chevron’s self-described “dirty tricks guy” continues. As a refresher: Diego Borja is the guy who claimed in 2009 that he had video showing the Ecuadorean judge presiding over the lawsuit against Chevron accepting a bribe. Chevron breathlessly announced the bribery “scandal” and claimed Borja was just a concerned citizen with no connection [...]

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Chevron Is Trying To Erase Servio Curipoma From History, And A US Judge Is Helping

Thursday, September 15, 2011

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Chevron Is Trying To Erase Servio Curipoma From History, And A US Judge Is Helping

After poisoning his community and taking his family from him, Chevron is heaping disrespect on Servio Curipoma by trying to pretend he doesn’t exist, and that his mother, father, and sister never existed. We can’t let Chevron get away with it. Servio is a farmer who lives in the Ecuadorean Amazon. He lost both of [...]

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Chevron PR Hack Accidentally Reveals Chevron’s Dirty Dealings In Ecuador

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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Chevron PR Hack Accidentally Reveals Chevron’s Dirty Dealings In Ecuador

Chevron PR spokesman Kent Robertson’s constant efforts to spin court proceedings to fit his company’s twisted version of events in Ecuador may be about to blow up in his face in a big way. Perceiving a small victory for his obscenely profitable oil company over the Indigenous and rural Ecuadoreans seeking justice for the deliberate [...]

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Massey Energy: That’s the Way the Kingdom Crumbles

Thursday, May 26, 2011

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Massey Energy: That’s the Way the Kingdom Crumbles

This is like a John Grisham thriller put onto a reality show for all of us to see. Months ago, it was announced that Alpha Natural Resources began the process of acquiring coal criminal Massey Energy. Massey, long known for destroying Appalachia’s mountains with mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining and responsible for killing 29 of [...]

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New Report Exposes Chevron’s Doublespeak On Ecuador Liability

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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New Report Exposes Chevron’s Doublespeak On Ecuador Liability

The ever-soaring price of gas may have Chevron’s stock riding high, but the company is still facing a massive liability in Ecuador. An independent report released widely today reveals that, despite Chevron’s claims to the contrary, the $18 billion court judgment against the oil giant in Ecuador poses serious financial and operational risks to the [...]

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