Musician Roger Waters in Ecuador to Support Amazon Peoples Who Won Landmark Judgment Against Chevron

NEW YORK, NY - Roger Waters, the founder of Pink Floyd currently touring Latin America to sold-out stadiums, is arriving in Ecuador today to bear witness to Chevron’s “Amazon Chernobyl” disaster and to support Indigenous peoples and farmer communities who are fighting to force the oil giant to pay a landmark $12 billion liability to be used to clean up the world’s worst environmental disaster. 

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Major Environmental Groups Back Steven Donziger in Battle With Chevron Over Historic Ecuador Pollution Judgment

NEW YORK, NY - With Canada’s Supreme Court backing Ecuadorian Indigenous peoples against Chevron, four of the world’s leading environmental groups have thrown their support behind leading U.S. human rights attorney Steven Donziger as the oil giant continues its unprecedented retaliation campaign targeting those who held it accountable for the dumping of billions of gallons of toxic oil waste in the Amazon.

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Victory for Rainforest Communities Over Chevron as Ecuador Government Vows to Fight "Illegal" Private Arbitral Award

QUITO, Ecuador - Rainforest communities in Ecuador who won a landmark $12 billion environmental judgment against Chevron earned a big victory this week when their country’s Attorney General announced he would seek nullification of an “illegal” arbitral order obtained by Chevron from a secret court that barred the affected Indigenous peoples from testifying or presenting evidence.

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Global Conference on Indigenous Solutions for Environmental Challenges Set for November in Canada

CALGARY, Canada - A major international conference focused on indigenous legal principles, the environment, and the landmark $12 billion pollution judgment won by rainforest communities in Ecuador against Chevron is scheduled to take place November 10-12 in Banff, Canada. The conference is being organized by a group of professors at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law. Indigenous leaders from North and South America, environmentalists, resource company representatives, government officials and lawyers are planning to attend. A significant part of the conference will engage with indigenous youth and grass roots peoples.

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Chevron Facing Furious Backlash for Using Secret Court to Violate Ecuador Pollution Judgment, Say Ecuadorians

QUITO, Ecuador - Chevron CEO Michael Wirth is facing a furious backlash from civil society and allegations of racism after his company used a secret trade arbitration court run by private lawyers to try to attack Indigenous peoples and farmer communities who won a $12 billion pollution judgment against the company. The three secret trade arbitrators – all older white males based in London and Washington – barred the Indigenous groups from presenting evidence, testifying, or even attending proceedings the Ecuadorians call “illegitimate” and a “kangaroo court” designed to help corporate polluters escape environmental liabilities.

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