Posts Tagged with "pollution"

Chevron’s Kangaroo Court Is Its Most Shameless Ploy Yet For Evading Justice In Ecuador

Thursday, February 9, 2012

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Chevron’s Kangaroo Court Is Its Most Shameless Ploy Yet For Evading Justice In Ecuador

It may sound like the plot of some hackneyed corporate espionage thriller, but it’s all too true: Having lost a massive environmental lawsuit in two different countries based on the merits of the case, Chevron is now resorting to a secret international arbitration panel made up of pro-corporate lawyers to evade responsibility for the environmental [...]

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Great Moments In Stupid Chevron PR

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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Great Moments In Stupid Chevron PR

Now that Chevron has been found guilty — again — for intentionally dumping a massive amount of toxic oil waste in the Ecuadorean Amazon, the company has become increasingly desperate to explain its refusal to take responsibility. But then, Chevron’s spokespeople have never been afraid to make absurd excuses for why their company puts profits [...]

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BREAKING Appeals Court In Ecuador Upholds Verdict Against Chevron

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

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BREAKING Appeals Court In Ecuador Upholds Verdict Against Chevron

An appeals court in Ecuador has just upheld the $18 billion decision against Chevron for its massive oil pollution in the Amazon. Reuters reports: Ecuador court upholds $18 bln ruling against Chevron LAGO AGRIO, Ecuador Jan 3 (Reuters) – An Ecuadorean appeals court on Tuesday upheld a ruling that Chevron Corp should pay $18 billion in [...]

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EPA Announces Powerful Air Pollution Safeguards: You Spoke and Lisa Jackson Listened

Thursday, December 22, 2011

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EPA Announces Powerful Air Pollution Safeguards: You Spoke and Lisa Jackson Listened

As the holidays draw near I’m raising a glass to all of you RAN activists, because—along with hundreds of thousands of clean air advocate allies—you stood up and asked the Environmental Protection Agency to protect our environment and our bodies from toxic pollutants. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced the first-ever Mercury and Air Toxics Standards [...]

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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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Another Round Of Obscene Quarterly Profits Exposes Chevron’s Moral Bankruptcy

Friday, October 28, 2011

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Another Round Of Obscene Quarterly Profits Exposes Chevron’s Moral Bankruptcy

A third straight quarter of obscene profits shows once again just how greedy and morally bankrupt Chevron’s decision not to take responsibility for its environmental and human rights crisis in Ecuador really is. The company certainly isn’t refusing to clean up its mess because it can’t afford to do so. Last year Chevron made over [...]

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Top Oil Industry Analysts Say It’s Time For Chevron To Settle In Ecuador

Thursday, October 27, 2011

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Top Oil Industry Analysts Say It’s Time For Chevron To Settle In Ecuador

Oppenheimer’s Fadel Gheit is one of the top oil industry analysts in the world. What he says carries a lot of weight. And right now, he’s saying that it’s time for Chevron to reach a settlement in Ecuador. Specifically, Gheit is saying that a recent decision by the US Supreme Court to hear a case [...]

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Chevron’s Legal Strategy Derailed, Ecuadoreans Score Major Victory

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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Chevron’s Legal Strategy Derailed, Ecuadoreans Score Major Victory

Yesterday, Chevron’s legal strategy to evade cleaning up its oil pollution in Ecuador went off the rails. An appeals court in New York lifted a ban on the $18 billion judgment against the company for contaminating the Amazon. The decision comes after a hearing last Friday in which Chevron’s lawyers were all but laughed out [...]

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The Struggle For Justice In The Amazon Spans Generations

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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The Struggle For Justice In The Amazon Spans Generations

Over the past few weeks we’ve told you a lot about the courageous Ecuadoreans who traveled to America to take their calls for justice directly to Chevron’s management and board at the company’s annual shareholder meeting. But it’s important to note that the members of the Ecuadorean delegation were only the latest generation battling the [...]

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Anger, Frustration, And Unwavering Resolve to Bring Chevron To Justice In the Wake of Shareholder Meeting

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

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Anger, Frustration, And Unwavering Resolve to Bring Chevron To Justice In the Wake of Shareholder Meeting

When the delegations from affected communities emerged from Chevron’s shareholder meeting today, the anger and disappointment were palpable. But so was the passion and resolve. The crowd of close to 200 protesters outside welcomed the delegates with applause and cheers. Up to that point, the protest had been a lively and colorful affair, with a [...]

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