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December 17, 2009

What’s behind the $27 billion figure?

U.S. trial lawyers representing 48 Ecuadorian plaintiffs (not 30,000) are attempting to hold Chevron liable for more than $27 billion. …

December 15, 2009

Chevron’s Statement on the Extension of Ecuador’s Trade Preferences Under the Andean Trade Preferences Act (ATPA)

Chevron supports the legislation passed today to extend trade preference programs including GSP and the Andean Trade Preferences program.  We …

December 10, 2009

Trial Lawyer Finally Tells the Truth about Remediation Costs

“It will be very expensive to clean up, but far less than the profits they took out of Ecuador.” – …

December 9, 2009

Trial Lawyers Bankroll Lawsuit, Bank on Payday

“This lawsuit started in the United States and is financed by a law firm.” – Julio Prieto, plaintiff’s attorney In …

December 8, 2009

Ecuador’s Trade Preferences: The Real Story

A recent Los Angeles Times editorial on Ecuador’s trade preferences with the United States curiously ignores evidence of Ecuador’s hostility …

December 5, 2009

Ecuador Files Frivolous Lawsuit Against Chevron To Evade International Arbitration Hearings

“By commencing the arbitration, it is Chevron that is trying to escape its commitments,” – Eric Bloom, attorney representing the …

November 16, 2009

Above Board?

In a statement from the pages of Politico.com, Amazon Defense Coalition PR representative, Karen Hinton asserts that the ADC’s tactics …

November 5, 2009

Petroecuador Responsible for Oil Field Infrastructure

The U.S. trial lawyers behind the environmental lawsuit in Ecuador consistently assert that Chevron, a company that has never operated …

October 29, 2009

Web of Influence Shows Financial, Political Ties of the Government of Ecuador, U.S. Attorneys and Their Efforts to Sway Justice in the Case Against Chevron in Ecuador

An elaborate series of relationships between the Ecuadorian government, U.S. trial lawyers and activist groups show that strong economic and …

October 23, 2009

Myth 5: Texaco Petroleum is solely responsible for the problems in Ecuador’s Oriente region

Chevron is being blamed for a situation that is the sole responsibility of the Ecuadorian government and Petroecuador. Petroecuador, Ecuador’s …

October 22, 2009

Myth 4: Oil contamination in water is the biggest health threat facing the Oriente

There is no question that the people of the Oriente region of Ecuador face a series of challenges regarding health …

October 21, 2009

Myth 3: The judicial system in Ecuador is fair and independent

The judicial system in Ecuador is not fair and is far from independent. Since assuming office in January 2007, President …