Chevron’s faltering “racketeering” (or RICO) case against the Ecuadorian villagers the company poisoned with its toxic dumping was just rendered a nullity by the U.S. Supreme Court, dealing another major blow to the oil giant as it attempts to evade paying the $11 billion pollution judgment.
Chevron CEO John Watson is getting roughed up in the days leading up to the company’s annual shareholder meeting this week as risk related to his historic $11 billion environmental liability in Ecuador continues to increase. The judgment has now been confirmed unanimously by Ecuador’s Supreme Court while Canada’s Supreme Court has ruled the affected […]
Chevron is reeling again in the Ecuador pollution case. The company’s plan to evade paying for a court-ordered clean-up of the billions of gallons of toxic waste it dumped in the Amazon rainforest — decimating indigenous groups — seems to be faltering like never before. After suffering defeats before 18 separate appellate judges, Chevron quietly […]