December 04, 2016

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Ecuadorian Communities Announce Feature Film Project On Epic Battle Over Chevron’s “Amazon Chernobyl” Pollution

Published: Nov 02, 2016 – 02:58 PM EST

QUITO, Nov. 02 /CSRwire/ - Leaders of Ecuadorian rainforest communities have teamed up with a two-time American Oscar winner to develop a feature film about their extraordinary two-decade "David v. Goliath" battle to hold Chevron accountable for creating one of the worst oil-related...

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

Published: 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 court's decision in favor of Chevron on the $9.5 billion Ecuador environmental judgment as "lawless" and urged...

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

Published: 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

Published: 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

Published: Sep 07, 2016 – 11:30 AM EST

Canada, Sep. 07 /CSRwire/ - Some of Canada's 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”

Published: Aug 12, 2016 – 01:30 PM EST

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

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

Published: 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

Published: 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

Published: 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 Ecuador's 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

Published: 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...

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