Chevron in Ecuador

The archive of the Clean Up Ecuador campaign website

October 2008 Rejection of Chevron's Appeal

In October 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied Chevron's attempt to shift its multi-billion dollar liability to Ecuador's government for contamination it caused in the Amazon rainforest. Chevron claims that agreements with the government of Ecuador released it from all legal liability, a claim that the court found to be "without merit."