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Chevron Arbitration Ruling Against Ecuador 'Completely Off Base'

Chevron Arbitration Ruling Against Ecuador ‘Completely Off Base’

September 17, 2018

A secret corporate arbitration panel in the Hague ruled that Ecuadorean courts’ $9.5 billion judgement against Chevron for environmental damages is illegal and should not be enforced. We speak to the plaintiffs’ lawyer Steven Donziger about the ruling    

Can Baltimore Take on Big Oil?

August 1, 2018

Baltimore City Solicitor Andre Davis explains why the city is suing big oil companies and responds to critics who say the suit doomed to fail

NYC Announces $5 Billion Fossil Fuel Divestment and Lawsuit Against World’s Biggest Polluters

January 12, 2018

Betamia Coronel, Divest New York Lead Campaigner of 350.org discusses why this is a big environmental victory and what’s next on the divestment agenda

Climate Change

September 5, 2017
A study of the Texaco-Chevron oil dumping case in Ecuador reveals that oil companies have an incentive to pollute that goes beyond saving money from oil dumping, explains Lindsay Ofrias, the study’s author

A Small City’s Big Lessons About Progressive Organizing

July 5, 2017

“Over the last 10 to 15 years, we’ve seen the emergence of a broad-based, working-class oriented, multiracial progressive movement in Richmond that has challenged Chevron’s long-time dominance over municipal affairs,” says author and labor activist Steve Early

US Supreme Court Declines to Hear Chevron Pollution Case

June 22, 2017

Steven Donziger, the lawyer representing affected indigenous communities in Ecuador, calls this “the probably the most outrageous act of industrial pollution in history related to oil.”

The Empire Files: Rejecting Neoliberalism with Ecuador’s Foreign Minister

September 12, 2016

As part of the Empire Files investigation into Chevron’s pollution in the Amazon, Abby Martin interviews Guillaume Long, Ecuador’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. Watch more on teleSUR

The Empire Files: Chevron vs. the Amazon – Ending Corporate Tyranny

August 30, 2016

After an on-the-ground assessment of Chevron’s pollution, and its war against the plaintiffs, Part III of Chevron vs. the Amazon explores the bigger picture of impunity for transnational corporations, and the history of Ecuador’s fight for sovereignty. Featuring interviews with Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa, Foreign Minister Guillioume Long, and Permanent Representative to the UN Maria…

Who Should Pay for the Costs of Climate Change?

December 22, 2014

West Coast Environmental Law Attorney Andrew Gage and EcoEquity Director Tom Athanasiou discuss how corporations and governments can be held accountable

Romanian Parliament Fails to Pass Pro-Mineral Extraction Law

December 11, 2013
Tudor Bradatan: Public pressure spurred Romanian Parliament to reject amendments to county’s mining laws that would have likely expanded mining and fracking projects.