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2011-12-21 17:02:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an ever more stunning expose of Chevron's fraud before the Ecuador court, a U.S. federal judge has ordered the disclosure of documents that demonstrate Chevron used a secret lab in the United States to hide the existence of dirty soil samples taken from the company's contaminated former well sites in the Amazon, said a representative of the Amazon Defense Coalition. The role of the NewFields lab, based in Atlanta, was not disclosed by...

2011-12-16 15:23:00

Ecuadorian Communities Promise Referral to Authorities WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Karen Hinton, U.S. spokesperson for the Ecuadorian representatives of the rainforest communities, released the following statement in response to Chevron General Counsel Hewitt Pate's statement today, regarding a limited environmental clean-up plan proposed by Petroecuador, Ecuador's state-owned oil company, in areas where a court found Chevron caused massive environmental...

2011-12-15 09:24:00

Brazil, Ecuador Lawsuits Point to New Competitive Pressures QUITO, Ecuador, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now that it is embroiled in a new $11 billion pollution lawsuit in Brazil, Chevron's total legal tab in Latin America for environmental problems is fast approaching $30 billion and could rise further if forced to defend enforcement actions throughout the region related to its long-term Ecuador pollution problem, say analysts. "Chevron shareholders cannot be happy to...

2011-12-14 12:10:00

Key Chevron Official Ordered Personnel To Destroy Documents Relating to Pollution QUITO, Ecuador, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new document reveals that Chevron officials ordered the destruction of key documents as part of a broad scheme to hide the extent of the company's pollution in Ecuador's Amazon, says Amazon Defense Coalition. A company memorandum from Ecuador dated July 1972 ordered that all reports related to oil spills "are to be removed from the Field...

2011-12-04 10:05:00

Banner Blares From Circling Airplane: Clean Up Toxic Mess In Ecuador THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two leading U.S.-based environmental groups are taking their fight over Chevron's oil catastrophe in Ecuador directly to CEO John S. Watson by sending an airplane to fly over the weekend rounds of the Tiger Woods-hosted Chevron World Challenge golf tournament in California. A banner trailing the plane said: "Chevron CEO Watson: Clean Up Your Toxic Mess...

2011-11-24 16:30:00

"Amazon Chernobyl" Disaster in Ecuador, Brazil Spill Lead to Embarrassing Award for CEO John Watson NEW YORK, Nov. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American oil giant Chevron has been named the "most toxic" energy company of 2011 by AlterNet, a prestigious U.S.-based online magazine that closely tracks environmental issues. See here and here. Chevron won the sad award the same week it was caught misleading Brazilian authorities who threatened company officials with prison...

2011-11-21 08:26:00

Chevron Contaminated Ecuador's Rainforest, Faked a Cleanup & Now Refuses To Pay $18 Billion Judgment QUITO, Ecuador, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brazil should treat Chevron's claims about the oil spill off the coast of Rio province with great skepticism given its track record of fraud related to an even larger oil disaster in neighboring Ecuador, say Ecuadorian rainforest leaders who successfully sued Chevron and recently were awarded $18 billion in damages. "Do not...

2011-11-18 19:09:00

American Company Faces Loss of Credibility With Oil Producing Nations in Latin America QUITO, Ecuador, Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chevron, which already faces allegations of fraud over an $18 billion liability in Ecuador for environmental damage, is being accused in Brazil of trying to cover up the extent of an oil spill caused by one of the company's offshore drilling rigs, leading to the company's second major conflict with a key Latin American oil-producing nation....

2011-10-26 12:50:00

Prominent Australian Journalist Mike Monro Blasts Chevron On Television for Refusing to Clean Toxic Mess NEW YORK, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chevron's $18 billion environmental liability in Ecuador is causing a whale of trouble for the oil giant's image in Australia where it still must clear regulatory hurdles to realize profits from two strategically critical natural gas projects. The popular Australia news magazine show "Sunday Night" -- the equivalent of "60 Minutes"...

2011-10-10 14:01:00

Lobbyists and P.R. Firms Attack Ecuador to Evade $18 Billion Judgment As Chevron Lawyers Suffer Setbacks in Courts Around the World WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chevron is paying U.S. lobbyists and public relations firms millions of dollars to foment open conflict with Ecuador's government as part of a global strategy to evade paying an $18.2 billion court judgment for environmental contamination, according to public spending records and legal documents. Chevron's...