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Chevron Suffers Major Legal Setback As Canada Court Denies New Attempt to Block Ecuador Enforcement Action

Appeals Court: Indigenous Groups Should Not Have to Pay Legal Fees of Huge American Oil Company
31 October 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Toronto, Canada - Oil major Chevron suffered a major legal setback today in the Ecuador pollution case when a three-judge appellate panel in Canada denied the company's attempt to force impoverished indigenous and farmer communities to pay its exorbitant legal fees in what was a clear attempt to kill off the historic litigation before it could be resolved.     Read more...

Ontario's Top Court Lifts Barrier to Epic Struggle Against Chevron

31 October 2017 | UDAPT and FOE Canada

Ottawa, Canada – Today, Ontario's top court reversed the decision of a lower court that ordered Ecuadorian villagers to put up almost a million dollars before moving ahead with their case against Chevron.     Read more...

Corte de Apelaciones de Canada da luz verde para continuar caso contra Chevron

La Corte de Apelaciones de Toronto levantó la solicitud de caución por alrededor de millón de dólares que, a petición de Chevron se quería imponer a los demandantes ecuatorianos para seguir litigando.
31 October 2017 | UDAPT

Quito, Ecuador – La decisión de la Corte de Apelaciones de Toronto permite a los ecuatorianos continuar el trámite de homologación de la sentencia ecuatoriana en contra de Chevron Corp, al levantar el pedido de caución de más de un millón de dólares canadienses a los demandantes de la Amazonía norte de Ecuador, para continuar con la acción de exequátur, lo que habría paralizado el juicio en contra de le petrolera en ese país, por la imposibilidad de obtener los recursos por parte de los indígenas y campesinos de Ecuador.     Read more...

Standing with Ecuadorian Communities in Toronto Against Chevron: Serial Polluter and Corporate Criminal

10 October 2017 | Amazon Watch

Toronto, Canada - Toronto, Canada – Amazon Watch is in Toronto today to stand with the indigenous and campesino communities who have been the victims of Chevron's toxic waste for over five decades. We also denounce Chevron's abuse of the legal system to intimidate and harass its victims, as well as journalists, environmental and human rights organizations, and even concerned shareholders who have expressed support for a just resolution to one of the worst oil-related environmental disasters in history.     Read more...

Renowned Aboriginal Rights Lawyer Peter Grant Joining Case Against Chevron on Behalf of Ecuadorian Communities

10 October 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Toronto, Canada - Peter Grant, the renowned Canadian aboriginal rights lawyer who recently helped to win a major case before the country's Supreme Court, is joining the legal team of indigenous groups in Ecuador who are moving to enforce a $12 billion environmental judgment against Chevron in Canadian courts.     Read more...

Greenpeace Founder Rex Weyler: Chevron Showing "Disrespect" in Canada Toward Amazon Indigenous Groups

8 October 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Toronto, Canada - On the eve of a critical court hearing in Canada, Greenpeace Co-founder and author Rex Weyler harshly criticized Chevron for showing "hostility" and "disrespect" toward Amazon indigenous groups in Ecuador to whom the company owes a $9.5 billion environmental judgment after admitting to dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste onto their ancestral lands.     Read more...

Rex Weyler Denounces Chevron Attacks on Indigenous Victims

Rex Weyler, author, journalist, and a co-founder of Greenpeace, slammed oil giant Chevron for its attack on the indigenous victims of the company’s pollution in the Amazon rainforest
6 October 2017 | Greenpeace

"In fifty years of environmental work," said author and Greenpeace co-founder Rex Weyler, "I have never before witnessed a corporation treat it's victims with the hostility and disrespect shown by Chevron against the indigenous communities in the Amazon."     Read more...

Chevron "Unconscionable": Oil Giant Attempting to Block Indigenous Groups with Costs Order on Eve of Critical Court Hearing Over Company’s Pollution in Ecuador

Chevron lawyers trying to close courthouse doors in Canada to First Nations communities, say advocates
6 October 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Toronto, Canada - Oil conglomerate Chevron, which faces a large environmental liability to indigenous groups in the Amazon after it dumped billions of gallons of toxic oil waste onto their ancestral lands, is being slammed by Canadian aboriginal leaders and environmentalists for trying to block a critical court hearing in Toronto by imposing a massive costs order on its impoverished adversaries.      Read more...

Chevron Hit Hard In Canada: Major Indigenous Leaders Back Collection of $12b Ecuador Pollution Judgment

21 September 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Toronto, Canada - In a blow to Chevron's prospects in the historic Ecuador pollution litigation, three major Canadian indigenous leaders and a co-founder of Greenpeace have announced they are joining with rainforest communities to force the oil major to comply with an Ecuador court order that it remediate damage caused by the deliberate dumping of billions of gallons of toxic waste in the Amazon region.     Read more...

Greenpeace Co-founder Rex Weyler Condemns Chevron for "Ecological Crimes" in Ecuador's Amazon Region

18 September 2017 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Amsterdam – One of the founders of the legendary environmental organization Greenpeace has blasted Chevron and its high-priced team of corporate lawyers for using "intimidation" tactics to evade responsibility for committing some of the world's "worst ecological crimes" in Ecuador's Amazon region.     Read more...