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2012-02-23 12:54:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The conservative-oriented organization "You Break It You Fix It" today asked Chevron CEO John Watson to answer one simple question: "Is British Petroleum (BP) responsible for cleaning its Gulf Coast oil spill?" You Break It You Fix It is working to educate conservative-minded Americans about Chevron's responsibility to clean up the 16-18 billion gallons of oil and pollutants it left behind after drilling in Ecuador, poisoning its streams and drinking...

2012-02-22 10:40:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. oil giant Chevron needs to do in Ecuador what BP is doing in the U.S. Gulf Coast region - clean up its environmental mess, the conservative-oriented organization "You Break It, You Fix It" today demanded. The group, which was formed to encourage conservative-minded Americans to speak out on Chevron's un-remediated oil spills in Ecuador, has charged the oil company with damaging America's image overseas through obstinacy and...

2012-02-20 09:17:00

QUITO, Ecuador, Feb. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With its options dwindling and the mistakes of its legal team mounting, Chevron has suffered another courtroom setback in its eleventh-hour attempt to block indigenous rainforest communities from enforcing their $18 billion judgment against the oil giant's assets around the world. A three-judge appellate panel in Ecuador on Friday ruled that a Chevron request for a special bond waiver had no basis in Ecuadorian law, thereby paving the...

2012-02-16 13:03:00

A Sordid Tale of Crime and Cover-up By Major U.S. Oil Company NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the Ecuadorian rainforest, far from the eyes of the U.S. news media, sits one of the world's most devastating environmental disasters -- one that has killed numerous people and likely will kill thousands more in the coming years from cancer and other oil-related diseases if not properly remediated. The cruel impact of this disaster has been largely ignored by...

2012-02-13 07:16:00

International Jurists Protest Oil Giant's Latest Maneuver NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Andean Commission of Jurists and five prestigious international law experts from around the world have joined a growing chorus of criticism targeting Chevron's attempt to use a secret investor arbitration as part of its campaign to evade an $18 billion environmental judgment in Ecuador, according to letters released today. In a letter to United Nations Secretary General Ban...

2012-02-10 16:03:00

Petition Accuses Oil Giant of Trying to Deny Human Rights to Thousands of Rainforest Inhabitants WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Indigenous rainforest communities from Ecuador who recently won an $18 billion judgment against Chevron for environmental damage have filed suit before a renowned international human rights court seeking an order that would prevent the oil giant from using a secret arbitration to violate their legal rights. The Ecuadorians filed...

2012-02-06 13:35:00

Alleged "Egregious Misuse" of U.S.-Ecuador Investment Treaty As Oil Giant Tries Yet Again to Evade $18 Billion Liability NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A distinguished international law jurist from Latin America has issued a letter to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, asking for a review of Chevron's "egregious misuse" of an investor treaty to evade its $18 billion liability in Ecuador for creating one of the world's worst oil-related disasters in the...

2012-02-01 12:37:00

Oil Giant's Legal Options Continue to Narrow QUITO, Ecuador, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Facing devastating setbacks in the courts of two countries over its $18 billion Ecuador liability, Chevron is now seeking a taxpayer-funded bailout for the clean-up costs of its environmental catastrophe in the Amazon rainforest, said a lawyer for the Ecuadorians today. Chevron's annual revenues (roughly $240 billion in 2011) are five times the GDP of Ecuador, but that has not stopped...

2012-01-30 09:57:00

Analysis of Litigation Offered to Company Shareholders by Leaders of Indigenous Groups NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. courts are showing increasing hostility toward Chevron and its CEO John Watson over the company's $18 billion Ecuador liability as the oil giant's plan to quash the landmark case continues to falter in the hands of American law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, said representatives of the Amazon indigenous groups who offered an analysis of the...

2012-01-26 13:49:00

Judge Kaplan Ordered To Dismiss Chevron Case Against Ecuador NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. representatives for the Ecuadorians, who recently won an $18 billion judgment in Ecuador against Chevron for massive contamination, issued the following statements today about the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals opinion, dismissing a lower court ruling that sought to prevent enforcement of the Ecuador judgment. Karen Hinton, U.S. spokesperson for the...


Latest Ecuador Reference Libraries

Spectacled Bear, Tremarctos ornatus
2013-05-17 11:07:19

The spectacled bear or the Andean bear (Tremarctos ornatus) is native to South America. This bear is locally known as jukumari, ukuko, or ucumari and is the only remaining species of short-faced bear existing today, making it the sole member of the sub-family Tremarctinae. The range of the spectacled bear includes western Venezuela, eastern Panama, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, northwestern Argentina, and western Bolivia. It is only found in the Andes Mountains, but it is thought to be an...

Magnificent Frigatebird, Fregata magnificens
2013-04-23 14:48:18

The Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) was occasionally previously known as Man O’War or man of War, a reflection of its rakish lines, aerial piracy of other birds, and speed. It’s widespread in the tropical Atlantic, breeding colonially in the trees in Florida, the Caribbean and the Cape Verde Islands. In addition, it breeds along the Pacific coast of the Americas from Mexico to Ecuador including the Galapagos Islands, as well. It is known as a vagrant as far from its...

Crested Eagle, Morphnus guianensis
2012-04-02 17:47:01

The Crested Eagle, (Morphnus guianensis), is a species of bird of prey found from Guatemala through Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, and Bolivia to north Argentina. In Brazil, this species has suffered greatly due to habitat destruction and is mostly found only in the Amazon basin in that region. In Ecuador it is mainly found in the Eastern Andean mountains. It is the only member of its...

Red-throated Caracara, Ibycter americanus
2012-04-02 16:55:31

The Red-throated Caracara, (Ibycter americanus), is a species of bird of prey in the Falconidae family. It is the only member of its genus Ibycter. It is sometimes incorrectly placed in the Daptrius genus with the Black Caracara. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. The habitats of this social bird are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests...

Tawny-faced Quail, Rhynchortyx cinctus
2012-03-22 21:32:37

The Tawny-faced Quail (Rhynchortyx cinctus) is a species of bird in the Odontophoridae family. It is the only bird in its genus. It is found throughout Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Its habitat includes subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain forests. Image Caption: Artistic Depiction of Male Tawny-faced Quail. Credit: Wikipedia (public domain)

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