Two years before a judge in the Ecuadorian Amazon handed Chevron a massive judgment for oil pollution, one of its executives pledged to “fight this case until hell freezes over and then fight it out on the ice.” So it’s fitting that, after more than two decades of litigation across three continents, Chevron could face its final reckoning over a $9.5 billion environmental lawsuit in Canada, where balmy summer days have started to carry an autumn chill.
By Adam Klasfeld of Courthouse News Service Amid low oil and natural-gas prices, Chevron reported a tough year at its annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday. Protesters outside headquarters said more troubles will lie ahead if the oil giant does not shift course on its approach to climate change and litigation with Ecuadoreans. Amazon Watch, a […]
During the tribunal, Chevron’s key witness admitted that there is no evidence to corroborate allegations that he received bribes or that he acted as a ghostwriter in the judgment against Chevron. He also conceded, in cross-examination, that elements of his sworn testimony were exaggerated and, in other cases, simply false.