It’s been a while since Chevron was ordered to pay $18billion fine for causing widespread pollution in the Ecuadorian Amazon, but the oil giant continues to fight the judgment and refuses to acknowledge the victims. Recently Chevron lawyers called the plaintiffs “irrelevant” to the case:
“The plaintiffs are really irrelevant. They always were irrelevant. There were never any real parties in interest in this case. The plaintiff’s lawyers have no clients… There will be no prejudice to [the rainforest communities] or any individual by holding up enforcement of the judgment.”
Chevron Pit recalls it is not the first time Chevron tries to deny the existence and importance of the victims of this toxic disaster. Chevron’s excuses are getting old…
Even though Chevron has been found guilty of the intentional and careless pollution of the Ecuadorian Amazon, the oil giant still doesn’t want to pay the court ordered fine. In a desperate attempt to get some information on Ecuadorians’ next move and most of all to intimidate and harass, Chevron hired four investigative firms to spy on the people who are helping the Ecuadorian victims. See Chevron Pit's latest post for details.
Bullying, stealing, lying, threatening… will Chevron stop at nothing!
Finally Chevron put out the gas in Nigeria but has done nothing to help the people who literally can taste gasoline in the water and fish. Read about it at The Chevron Pit.
Who once said: "Oil is naturally occurring in the environment. It just depends where it is. I have makeup on, and there’s naturally occurring oil on my face. Doesn’t mean that I’m going to get sick from it."
Answer: A Chevron lawyer.
Why am I not surprised? But, what I really want to know is what PR firm gave the lawyer that soundbite! Check out The Chevron Pit.
Can someone please explain to Chevron the meaning of GUILTY? Because apparently in Chevron’s mind guilty means : “Let’s make the Ecuadorians pay for all the damage we did to them.” Chevron is now seeking a taxpayer bailout by the Government of Ecuador. Read more about it at The Chevron Pit.
Diego Borja — remember him? He’s the guy who secretly videotaped the Ecuador judge in hopes of derailing the oil contamination trial. Didn’t work. The court ruled against Chevron, awarding the Ecuadorians $18 billion in damages. Meanwhile, Chevron said it would pay Borja a bit of money so he could transition from Ecuador to the U.S. (Chevron moved him to San Ramon, California, and then Houston after the tapes were released.) Well, it’s almost three years later, and Chevron is still paying him — to the tune of $2.2 million. See The Chevron Pit for more details.
Randy Mastro, one of Chevron’s lawyers, has run out of luck. Not even his favorite judge, Judge Lewis Kaplan, ruled in Mastro’s favor, according to The Chevron Pit. Sorry, Chevron, but it might be time to pay up on the $18 billion judgment for massive contamination in Ecuador.
After two Ecuador courts confirmed the $18 billion liability against Chevron, the oil giant’s lawyers immediately said publicly they will continue to prevent a cleanup of one of the world’s largest oil contamination sites by refusing to pay. Read more about the case on The Chevron Pit.
Ecuador’s appellate court has upheld the $18 billion judgment. Read about it on The Chevron Pit. A leading oil analyst says Chevron should settle, and other analysts say the company is lying to its shareholders. Chevron needs to wake up, smell the roses and do the right thing, not only for its shareholders but for the indigenous people of Ecuador who suffer from the consequences of Chevron’s actions.