September 26, 2016

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Armed With New Evidence, Donziger Asks Full Appellate Court for Rehearing On Ecuador Environmental Case

Posted: Sep 26, 2016 – 12:41 PM EST

NEW YORK, Sep. 26 /CSRwire/ - In a new legal filing, the lawyer for New York human rights attorney Steven Donziger criticized a U.S. federal appellate courts decision in favor of Chevron on the $9.5 billion Ecuador environmental judgment as and urged the...

In Canada Trial, Chevron Fighting Desperately to Hide Embarrassing Information From Public

Posted: Sep 14, 2016 – 01:38 PM EST

TORONTO, Sep. 14 /CSRwire/ - Chevron lawyers and corporate executives are fighting desperately to prevent critical and apparently embarrassing information from spilling over into public view during the high-stakes enforcement trial over the Ecuador environmental judgment that began this week in a Canadian...

In Ecuador Case, Focus Shifts to Canada Where Enforcement Hearing Targeting Chevron Assets Begins Monday

Posted: Sep 08, 2016 – 01:37 PM EST

TORONTO, Sep. 08 /CSRwire/ - A group of Ecuadorian indigenous groups and farmer communities from the rainforest will ask a Canadian judge Monday to stop Chevron from seeking to evade a $9.5 billion environmental damages award resulting from a lawsuit filed 23 years...

On Eve of Enforcement Trial, Canada’s Civil Society Calls for Chevron’s Assets to Be Frozen So Ecuador Judgment Can Be Paid

Posted: Sep 07, 2016 – 11:30 AM EST

Canada, Sep. 07 /CSRwire/ - Some of Canadas largest environmental, labor and civil society organizations have now joined the growing international community demanding that Chevron clean up its toxic waste in the Ecuadorian Amazon and cease selling its assets in Canada while a...

Ashoka Launches “Great Changemakers Start in Their Youth”

Posted: Aug 12, 2016 – 01:30 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Va., , Aug. 12 /CSRwire/ - Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, which supports the worlds largest network of social entrepreneurs, is launching a six month global campaign featuring leading changemakers youth, Ashoka fellows, as well as CEOS and others who began their...

Ecuadorian Villagers Take Steps to Protect Environmental Judgment After Violation of Embargo Order

Posted: Jul 29, 2016 – 01:49 PM EST

QUITO, Ecuador, Jul. 29 /CSRwire/ - The grass roots organization representing the dozens of rainforest communities that won a historic $9.5 billion environmental judgment against Chevron announced the appointment of a new Ecuadorian legal team to re-impose an embargo order against the oil...

U.S. Supreme Court Deals Blow to Chevron on Ecuador Pollution Case In Latest RICO Decision

Posted: Jun 27, 2016 – 01:24 PM EST

NEW YORK , Jun. 27 /CSRwire/ - Chevron last week suffered a major setback when a U.S. Supreme Court decision sharply curtailed the use of a racketeering statute the company had been using in a last-ditch effort to delay enforcement of an $11...

Karen Hinton Rejoining Amazon Villagers to Battle Chevron Over $11B Pollution Judgment in Ecuador

Posted: Jun 08, 2016 – 09:56 AM EST

QUITO, Ecuador, Jun. 08 /CSRwire/ - Karen Hinton, the press secretary for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, is rejoining the campaign of indigenous and farmer communities in Ecuadors Amazon rainforest to force Chevron to pay up on a historic $11 billon...

Chevron CEO Faces Pressure Cooker Over Ecuador, Climate Change at Shareholder Meeting

Posted: May 23, 2016 – 09:30 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif., May 23 /CSRwire/ - Chevron's unprecedented $11 billion pollution liability in Ecuador and its refusal to address climate change are set to dominate the company's annual meeting this week as CEO John Watson faces increasing pressure from his own shareholders, court...

Mary Kay Visits Albany, New York to Lobby for Domestic Violence Prevention Legislation

Posted: May 06, 2016 – 12:57 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y., May 06 /CSRwire/ - Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants and domestic violence prevention advocates gathered at the New York State Capitol for the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV)s annual Legislative Advocacy Day. The group met with lawmakers to...

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