In New SLAPP Attack, Chevron Targets Wife and Son of Human Rights Lawyer After He Won Ecuador Pollution Judgment

New York, NY – Using an order from a conflicted U.S. trial judge with financial ties to the oil industry, Chevron deployed at least seven lawyers this week to help depose the wife of human rights attorney Steven Donziger with a series of harassing questions as the company stepped up its SLAPP-style attacks on the advocate who helped Indigenous peoples in Ecuador win a landmark $12 billion pollution judgment.

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Tough Week for Chevron: Major Shareholders Condemn CEO Wirth at Annual Meeting for "Mishandling" $12b Ecuador Liability

San Francisco – Institutional shareholders and a large number of environmental groups this week dealt Chevron CEO Michael Wirth a severe rebuke by voting heavily in favor of two resolutions that cited his “mishandling” of the risks related to the historic Ecuador $12 billion pollution judgment won by Indigenous groups and currently being enforced in Canadian courts. 

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Chevron CEO Confronted by Human Rights and Environmental Movement and Shareholders at Annual Meeting

San Ramon, CA – At Chevron's annual meeting today, shareholders and dozens of environmental and human rights organizations told Chevron CEO Michael Wirth that the company must act to change its course of environmental and social irresponsibility. Five different resolutions supported by shareholders representing billions of dollars in assets under management urged the company to address a wide range of climate change and human rights issues.

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Donziger: Judge Kaplan’s Contempt Finding Part of Chevron "Intimidation Play" Designed to Block Ecuador Pollution Judgment

New York – New York human rights advocate Steven Donziger today criticized a contempt finding against him by federal judge Lewis A. Kaplan, saying the ruling is part of an “intimidation play” by Chevron designed to block enforcement of a landmark pollution judgment owed to Indigenous peoples in Ecuador threatened by cancer-causing toxins from the company’s dumping of oil waste.

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Ecuadorian Indigenous Groups Plan Fast Trial in Canada to Hold Chevron Accountable for Fraud and Corruption in Pollution Case

Toronto, Canada – Seven years after launching an asset seizure action against Chevron in Canada, Ecuadorian Indigenous and farmer communities issued a strongly worded statement today vowing to proceed “immediately and with dispatch” to a trial already backed by Canada’s Supreme Court that they believe will force the oil giant to comply with a landmark $12 billion pollution judgment validated by four layers of courts in Ecuador.

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Prominent Anti-Corruption Group Calls for DOJ to Investigate Chevron on Allegations That It Used Bribery and Fraud in Ecuador Litigation

London, UK – Global Witness, a prominent international anti-corruption organization, is calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Chevron and its law firm Gibson Dunn based on public documents that suggest the company used witness bribery and fraud to avoid complying with a $12b pollution judgment awarded in 2013 to Indigenous groups in Ecuador. Chevron was found liable by four layers of courts in Ecuador for deliberately dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste when it operated in the country from 1964 to 1992.

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Amazon Leaders Condemn Chevron and Ecuador Government for Setting Up "Pathetic" Clean-Up Fund to Cover Costs of $12b Environmental Disaster

Quito , Ecuador - Leaders of Ecuador’s Amazon communities this week blasted Chevron and their own government for setting up a paltry clean-up fund of only $10 million to cover massive costs to remediate the oil company’s environmental disaster that various courts have determined will run at least $12 billion and maybe much higher.

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Chevron and U.S. Law Firm Gibson Dunn Face Possible DOJ Probe Over Witness Bribery and Fraud in Pollution Case

NEW YORK, NY - Chevron and its U.S. law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher are facing new allegations the company engaged in witness bribery and obstruction of justice in the U.S. to thwart collection of a $12 billion Ecuador pollution judgment that found the oil giant had deliberately dumped billions of gallons of toxic oil waste onto Indigenous ancestral lands.

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