December 10, 2017

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Canada’s National Indigenous Federation Backs Ecuadorian Amazon Communities in Lawsuit to Hold Chevron Accountable for Environmental Damage

Published: Dec 06, 2017 – 02:00 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario, Dec. 06 /CSRwire/ - In a setback to Chevron's campaign to evade a $9.5 billion liability owed to rainforest communities, the national indigenous federations of Canada and Ecuador signed a formal protocol today to work together to hold the oil major...

Indigenous Groups Dominating Chevron in Canada’s Appellate Courts Over Enforcement of Ecuador Judgment

Published: Nov 22, 2017 – 04:24 PM EST

TORONTO, Nov. 22 /CSRwire/ - Ecuadorian indigenous and farmer communities are building significant momentum in Canada's appellate courts in their effort to enforce the $9.5 billion pollution judgment against Chevron by seizing company assets in the country, according to a new analysis posted...

Chevron and Gibson Dunn Face Potential Criminal Probe Over $2m Witness Bribery Plot in Ecuador Pollution Case

Published: Nov 09, 2017 – 01:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 09 /CSRwire/ - Amazon indigenous groups and farmer communities in Ecuador have requested that the U.S. Department of Justice open a criminal investigation of Chevron and the Gibson Dunn law firm after uncovering a witness bribery scheme designed by the...

Chevron Suffers Major Legal Setback As Canada Court Denies New Attempt to Block Ecuador Enforcement Action

Published: Oct 31, 2017 – 02:47 PM EST

TORONTO, Oct. 31 /CSRwire/ - Oil major Chevron suffered a major legal setback today in the Ecuador pollution case when a three-judge appellate panel in Canada denied the company's attempt to force impoverished indigenous and farmer communities to pay its exorbitant legal fees...

World Monuments Fund Announces 2018 World Monuments Watch

Published: Oct 16, 2017 – 10:30 AM EST

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 /CSRwire/ - World Monuments Fund (WMF) today announced the 2018 World Monuments Watch, presenting a diverse group of cultural heritage sites that face daunting threats, including human conflict, natural disaster, climate change, and urbanization, or present unique conservation opportunities....

Renowned Aboriginal Rights Lawyer Peter Grant Joining Case Against Chevron on Behalf of Ecuadorian Communities

Published: Oct 10, 2017 – 10:00 AM EST

TORONTO, Oct. 10 /CSRwire/ - Peter Grant, the renowned Canadian aboriginal rights lawyer who recently helped to win a major case before the country's Supreme Court, is joining the legal team of indigenous groups in Ecuador who are moving to enforce a $12...

Greenpeace Founder Rex Weyler: Chevron Showing “Disrespect” In Canada Toward Amazon Indigenous Groups

Published: Oct 08, 2017 – 01:06 PM EST

TORONTO, Oct. 08 /CSRwire/ - On the eve of a critical court hearing in Canada, Greenpeace Co-founder and author Rex Weyler harshly criticized Chevron for showing "hostility" and "disrespect" toward Amazon indigenous groups in Ecuador to whom the company owes a $9.5 billion...

Chevron “Unconscionable”: Oil Giant Attempting to Block Indigenous Groups With Costs Order On Eve of Critical Court Hearing Over Company’s Pollution In Ecuador

Published: Oct 06, 2017 – 12:02 PM EST

TORONTO, Ontario, Oct. 06 /CSRwire/ - Oil conglomerate Chevron, which faces a large environmental liability to indigenous groups in the Amazon after it dumped billions of gallons of toxic oil waste onto their ancestral lands, is being slammed by Canadian aboriginal leaders and...

DICK’S Sporting Goods & The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation Pledge More Than $5.5 Million Towards Recent Hurricane Relief Efforts

Published: Sep 12, 2017 – 03:54 PM EST

PITTSBURGH, Sep. 12 /CSRwire/ - DICK'S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) along with The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation today announced a $5.5 million commitment to support communities impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The short-term emergency requests and long-term recovery support ranges from monetary...

Chevron Trying to Bankrupt U.S. Human Rights Lawyer Who Helped Indigenous Groups Win Historic Judgment In Ecuador

Published: Sep 12, 2017 – 11:17 AM EST

NEW YORK, Sep. 12 /CSRwire/ - After being caught paying a witness who lied to a U.S. federal court, Chevron is now trying to bankrupt the human rights attorney who helped indigenous groups win a $12 billion environmental judgment against the company for...

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