February 19, 2018

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U.S. Judge Kaplan Approved Secret Chevron Payments to Court Official Who Swayed RICO Case for Company

Published: Feb 01, 2018 – 12:18 PM EST

NEW YORK, Feb. 01 /CSRwire/ - Chevron secretly paid at least $245,000 - and likely well over $1 million - by transferring funds to the private account of a court official who made pivotal decisions in favor of the oil giant during the...

Villagers Warn Chevron Over Corruption Allegations Following Secret Paul Manafort Meeting in Ecuador

Published: Jan 17, 2018 – 05:10 PM EST

QUITO, Ecuador, Jan. 17 /CSRwire/ - Rainforest villagers from Ecuador have issued a stern warning to Chevron to stop any attempts to corrupt the $9.5 billion environmental judgment against the company following the stunning news that indicted political operative and oil industry lobbyist...

In Canada, Chevron Trying to Block Ecuadorians From Using U.N. Declaration to Support Historic Pollution Case

Published: Jan 10, 2018 – 04:19 PM EST

TORONTO, Jan. 10 /CSRwire/ - In a Canadian court, Chevron is trying to block submission of a legal brief over how the company's attempt to evade paying a $9.5 billion environmental judgment in Ecuador violates both Canadian and international law regarding the rights...

In 2017, Chevron Suffered a Rough Year in Historic Ecuador Environmental Litigation

Published: Dec 21, 2017 – 12:14 PM EST

NEW YORK, Dec. 21 /CSRwire/ - Chevron endured a "very rough" 2017 in the Ecuador environmental litigation as its scorched-earth campaign to evade complying with a court order that it remediate billions of gallons of toxic waste dumped onto indigenous ancestral lands faltered...

Ecuadorians Demand Action on Chevron’s Bribery and RICO Fraud From U.S. Department of Justice

Published: Dec 14, 2017 – 02:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 14 /CSRwire/ - Indigenous peoples and farmer communities from Ecuador are demanding that the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") act on overwhelming and undisputed evidence that Chevron and its outside law firm Gibson Dunn conspired to fabricate evidence to try...

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....

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