In this month’s Underreported Struggles: Ngobe Leaders reach an accord with Panama, securing their land from mining and exploration; 4,000 indigenous people block entries to the oil-producing department of Arauca, Colombia; the Innu Council of Pessamit discovers a mining company illegally drilling on their territory. Underreported Struggles #47, February 2011 A BC Judge dismissed the […]
After 18 years of legal struggles over one of the most tragic environmental crimes in history, a lone Judge has found that Chevron must now pay $8.6 billion to help restore the Amazon. On February 14, Ecuador’s Superior Court Judge Nicolas Zambrano ruled that Chevron is legally liable for the 18.5 billion gallons of oil […]
In what may prove to be one of the most bizarre legal moves ever, lawyers for the oil giant, Chevron, asked an Ecuadorian court to dismiss a multi-billion dollar lawsuit on the grounds that the plaintiffs don’t actually exist. Just who is it that Chevron’s legal team wants to make ‘disappear’ like some rabbit from […]
In a series of rulings issued yesterday, the United States (US) District Court Judge in San Francisco, Susan Illston, ruled that Chevron was directly involved in the attacks and murders which occurred against villagers in the Niger Delta region, in 1998 and 1999. Chevron Nigeria will be standing trial later this year. From All Africa.com […]
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