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Chevron Protests Amazon Pollution Judgement

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Chevron Corp will try to convince a U.S. judge this week that a group of Ecuadorean v...

Panel Rules For Chevron In Ecuador Amazon Case

AP | GONZALO SOLANO and FRANK BAJAK | Posted 09.20.2013 | Green

QUITO, Ecuador -- Plaintiffs' hopes for collecting a $19 billion judgment awarded by an Ecuadorean court against Chevron Corp. for oil contamination i...

Climate Change This Week: Free Solar Energy, Syrian Climate Change, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Climate Change Driven Drought a Driver of Syria Conflict says veteran foreign policy consultant William Polk in The Atlantic. Like the drought that mo...

Cher Produces Video For Ecuadorian Villagers In $19 Billion Fight With Chevron

Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

Cher is not happy with Chevron. The singer and actor has taken up the cause of Ecuadorian villagers who're pursuing the gas company for damages they h...

Ecuador President Says Oil Giant Is 'Enemy Of Our Country'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 10.17.2013 | Green

Ecuador's firebrand leftist President Rafael Correa lambasted US oil giant Chevron as an enemy for allegedly besmirching his country as part of a leng...

Environmental Justice Knows No Borders

Nathalie Cely | Posted 10.12.2013 | World
Nathalie Cely

Billions of gallons of toxic sludge -- far in excess of the amount of oil spilled at the BP Gulf disaster -- polluted our lands, communities, and rainforests. The people of Ecuador, primarily poor indigenous communities, suffered for years, and in many cases have still yet to recover.

'Green News Report' - August 6, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.06.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Chevron Hit With One-Two Punch in Richmond, California

Steve Early | Posted 10.06.2013 | Green
Steve Early

Mayor Gayle McLaughlin first called a press conference to announce that Richmond was suing Chevron. Twenty-four hours later, she marched to the oil company's main gate with 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben and several thousand other global warming opponents.

Chevron Agrees To Fine After California Refinery Fire

AP | Posted 10.05.2013 | Green

RICHMOND, Calif. — Chevron Corp. on Monday agreed to pay $2 million in fines and restitution and pleaded no contest to six charges in a fire las...

Chevron Fined $284K For Pollution Law Violations

AP | Posted 08.01.2013 | Green

SALT LAKE CITY -- Chevron has agreed to pay a $284,000 fine and help buy four clean-running school buses after inspectors found pollution law violatio...

Chevron Looks For 'Any Opening to Discredit' $19 Billion Ecuador Judgment, New York Times Writes

Karen Hinton | Posted 08.01.2013 | Business
Karen Hinton

The question is whether the scales of justice will be as balanced as the news article, or whether Chevron's superior firepower will be able to overwhelm the gripping stories of those impacted.

Federal Judge Grants Chevron Access to Private Internet Data

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

On June 25, 2013, a federal judge approved a subpoena, to be served by Chevron to Microsoft, granting Chevron private Internet data related to 30 email addresses, including those related to environmental nonprofits, activists, journalists and lawyers.

Corporate America, Meet Corporate Africa: Effective Partnerships Create Profitable Opportunities

Rhonda I. Zygocki | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business
Rhonda I. Zygocki

Investment in Africa is on the rise as global companies are recognizing the vast opportunities that the continent has to offer.

Keystone XL Scandal: Obama Attorney's Law Firm Represents TransCanada's Pipeline in Alaska

Steve Horn | Posted 09.15.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

A DeSmogBlog investigation reveals that Robert Bauer, former White House Counsel and President Barack Obama's personal attorney, works at the corporate law firm Perkins Coie LLP, which does legal work for TransCanada's South Central LNG Project, formerly known as Alaska Gas Pipeline Project.

Chevron Hides Behind Legal Fiction; Ecuador Fight Far From Over

Karen Hinton | Posted 06.13.2013 | Green
Karen Hinton

Supporters of the heroic 20-year effort to hold Chevron accountable for its indisputable toxic dumping and destruction in Ecuador should not despair over recent court rulings in Argentina and Canada. The fight is far from over.

Frackademia: University of Tennessee Set to Lease Forest for Fracking, Enriching Governor's Family

Steve Horn | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

"Frackademia" is usually thought of as "studies" conducted by university-based "frackademic" researchers and funded by Big Oil. But UT-Knoxville has taken the game to a whole new level, leasing off land it owns so that it can study "best practices" for fracking in the Volunteer State.

Forget WallyWorld: At Chevron They Live in WatsonWorld

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

There are many ways to describe the experience of participating in a Chevron Annual Shareholder Meeting. One is often left wondering if those inside a...

Paul Blumenthal

Shareholders Press For Companies' Political Secrets

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's spring again and with that comes another season of corporate shareholder meetings and the filing of resolutions looking to change t...

The Top Spot On The Fortune 500 Is....

Fortune | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business

Fortune: Walmart retook the top spot, Berkshire Hathaway made the top five and Apple grew enormously. Here are the top 10 companies on the For...

Big Oil's Yellow Submarine

Carl Pope | Posted 06.29.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

Every serious nation except the U.S. has an energy policy -- we need one. Obama's economic advisers appear not to want to even discuss the idea.

'Green News Report' - April 16, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.16.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

We Beat Chevron, but the Fight for Real Justice Continues

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 06.08.2013 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

We did preserve our ability to exercise our right to free speech and to be a watchdog against corporate crimes. That right is vital to protect the power of the people in our society. We will exercise that right until we do win the things Amazonian communities in Ecuador need most.

'Green News Report' - March 21, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

'Frackademia' Strikes Again at USC With 'Powering California' Study Release

Steve Horn | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

"Frackademia" -- shorthand for bogus science, economics and other research results paid for by the oil and gas industry and often conducted by "frackademics" with direct ties to the oil and gas industry -- has struck again in California.

Chevron in Ecuador: U.S. Oil Company Spies on Latin American Country to Escape Multi-Billion Court Judgment

Karen Hinton | Posted 03.14.2013 | Green
Karen Hinton

Reports of China's involvement in spying on U.S. corporations have generated debate in this country about how to punish its government and prevent the theft of valuable American trade secrets. But what if it were the reverse? What if a U.S. corporation spied on a sovereign nation?