Corporations & their agents Archives: Chevron

90 corporations responsible for 66% of climate change emissions

By Suzanne Goldenberg / The Guardian The climate crisis of the 21st century has been caused largely by just 90 companies, which between them produced nearly two-thirds of the greenhouse gas emissions generated since the dawning of the industrial age, new research suggests. The companies range from investor-owned firms – household names such as Chevron, … Continue reading 90 corporations responsible for 66% of climate change emissions

Ecuador’s highest court upholds $9 billion fine against Chevron for ecocide and genocide

By Amazon Watch In a major setback for Chevron, the Ecuadorian National Court issued its long-awaited decision in favor of a $9 billion pollution judgment against Chevron upholding and affirming lower court rulings. The court’s decision is final. In its 222-page opinion, the supreme court affirmed earlier decisions by a Lago Agrio court and the … Continue reading Ecuador’s highest court upholds $9 billion fine against Chevron for ecocide and genocide

Activists shut down first US tar sands mine project

By Christopher Smart / The Salt Lake Tribune Several environmental groups protesting tar sands development in the Book Cliffs region of southeast Utah stopped work Monday on a road that will serve a strip mine to be operated by Calgary-based U.S. Oil Sands. Celia Alario, a spokeswoman for Canyon Country Rising Tide and Peaceful Uprising, … Continue reading Activists shut down first US tar sands mine project

US Supreme Court refuses to hear Chevron’s pleas against US$19 billion fine

By Jeff Gray / The Globe and Mail Chevron Corp. has lost a bid to have the U.S. Supreme Court consider its call for a worldwide ban on attempts to collect on a controversial $19-billion (U.S.) environmental judgment levelled against the company in Ecuador. The decision comes with lawyers in Canada poised to battle in … Continue reading US Supreme Court refuses to hear Chevron’s pleas against US$19 billion fine

Chevron may suffer “irreparable damage” from Ecuador’s $18 billion judgement

By Amazon Defense Coalition A new financial analysis has found that Chevron’s $18 billion Ecuador environmental liability poses a threat of “irreparable damage” to the oil major’s global operations if the plaintiffs make good on their promise to launch legal actions to enforce the judgment in countries where Chevron has billions of dollars in assets. … Continue reading Chevron may suffer “irreparable damage” from Ecuador’s $18 billion judgement

Lawyer representing Chevron dismisses indigenous victims of oil contamination as “irrelevant”

By Amazon Defense Coalition A lead Chevron lawyer has made the preposterous claim that the 30,000 Ecuadorian victims of the oil giant’s contamination are “irrelevant” to the court case that led to an $18 billion judgment against the company. Doak Bishop, a Chevron lawyer from the American firm King & Spalding, said the following before a … Continue reading Lawyer representing Chevron dismisses indigenous victims of oil contamination as “irrelevant”

Proposed natural gas refinery site in Western Australia is a nesting ground for sea turtles

By Sea Turtle Restoration Project The first ever recorded hybrid hawksbill sea turtle found in Australia nested this season at James Price Point, site of the proposed natural gas refinery in the Kimberley of Western Australia. The rare sea turtle was discovered during an independent survey of marine turtles at James Price Point conducted to … Continue reading Proposed natural gas refinery site in Western Australia is a nesting ground for sea turtles

Chevron accused of scamming Indonesian government with fictitious green project

By Agence France-Presse Indonesia on Saturday accused five Chevron employees of being involved in a scam to set up a fictitious green project that lost the state some $270 million, a charge denied by the US oil giant. “The Attorney-General’s Office (AGO) has named seven suspects, five of whom are from Chevron,” the office said … Continue reading Chevron accused of scamming Indonesian government with fictitious green project

Chevron spying on Ecuadorian lawyers who defeated them in $18 billion judgement

By Amazon Defense Coalition Facing increased financial risk in Latin America, Chevron has launched a corporate espionage campaign designed to intimidate and track the whereabouts of the lead lawyers who recently won an $18 billion judgment for environmental damage against the oil giant in Ecuador’s courts, said the Amazon Defense Coalition. The purpose of the … Continue reading Chevron spying on Ecuadorian lawyers who defeated them in $18 billion judgement

Fracking and oil drilling threatening Mapuche people in Argentina

Members of the Mapuche community say the Argentine government’s aggressive push to increase energy supplies by allowing oil companies to explore in their lands will cause irreversible environmental and social damage.

According to Argentina´s Energy Secretariat, close to 87 percent of Argentina’s energy is generated from fossil fuels. The government agency said that in 1988 Argentina had enough gas supplies for 36 years. But by 2009, this outlook was slashed to seven years. Oil supplies fell from 14 to nine in the same period. ... Continue reading →