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Seeking Justice in Ecuador

Trudie Styler | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Trudie Styler

It is not my place, nor my expertise, to opine on the legal matters involved. I am nonetheless compelled, principally because of the suffering of humble, dignified people I have witnessed in Ecuador at the hands of an American company, to say that Chevron's legal and public relations tactics in this case constitute a grave injustice.

Climate Change This Week: Earth's Thermal Shield Melting, Fracking NIMBY, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.29.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

Two Americans Disappear in West African Dictatorship

James Moore | Posted 04.26.2014 | World
James Moore

The U.S. needs to immediately hold him responsible for the welfare of two American citizens and demand verifiable information on their safety, or proof of their deaths and the return of their remains.

Why Are Latinos Way Ahead of the Climate Change Curve? 3 Latino Climatologists Respond

Javier Sierra | Posted 04.23.2014 | Green
Javier Sierra

In the battle against climate change, Latinos are in the line of fire. And our musketeers are our scientists.

Climate Change This Week: Screaming in the Tub, Solar Surge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter - and more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Feb 20 2014 How unusual has th...

Climate Change This Week: Pipeline Picadillo, Penguin Babies, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Feb 5, 2014 How unusual has the weather been? N...

Climate Change This Week: Banking On Clean Energy, Breathing China's Pollution, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 29 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No ...

Shut It You Long-haired Hippie

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Paul Paz y Miño

Donny Rico here to deliver a message to all you long-haired hippie activist types complaining about the environment and human rights. Be warned: things have changed in America and you need to keep your mouths shut.

New Christie Attack Dog Attorney No Friend to Ecuador's Indigenous Peoples

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

Christie's links to high-powered attorneys may stir uncomfortable memories for those who have been on the receiving end of the corporate stick in Latin America.

Lost In Translation: Justice for the Ecuadorian Villagers in Chevron's Retaliatory RICO Trial

Karen Hinton | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

Julio Gomez, a Columbia-born American lawyer, stunned a New York courtroom where Chevron is trying to attack a $9 billion Ecuador judgment against it for dumping toxic waste into the Amazon.

Climate Change This Week: The Good, The Bad, The Old, The New in 2013, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Jingle right along with us this week, folks, for the usual up and down sleigh ride! Most Important Climate Message: "You CAN Do Something About It" i...

Beyond Incoherent

Carl Pope | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

"We know corruption is killing more kids than TB, AIDS, and malaria put together. There is a vaccine and it's called transparency."

'Green News Report' - December 19, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.18.2014 | 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 ...

Climate Change This Week: Arctic Thermal Hole, Megadrought Now? and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Find the news below grim? Remember that you can make a difference by switching to clean energy, whether or not you own a home. Check out how others ar...

EPA Calls Chevron's Safety At Refinery 'Pervasive Failure'

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 02.17.2014 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chevron Corp. failed to maintain equipment at a California refinery and has not responded adequately to multiple airborne chemi...

The Truth Has No Place in Kaplan's Court

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 02.10.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Chevron's sham trial wrapped up Monday, but thanks to Kaplan's inexplicable decision not to allow any testimony related to Chevron's contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon -- the actual issue here and disaster from which all this started -- there's a lot that will never be discussed in the courtroom.

You Get What You Pay for (Perjury, in This Case)

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 02.07.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Reposted from Eye on the AmazonHaving virtually all the money in the world often means you can buy silence, you can buy time, and you can buy lies. ...

How Responsible Is Business for Social Responsibility?

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 02.05.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Last month, the Brazilian mining company Vale was invited to present its perspective on a panel entitled, "Voices of Rights Holders in the Extractives Industry." This is like inviting the CIA to a panel on the rights of victims of torture.

Kate Sheppard

You'll Never Guess Which Companies Are Already Planning For A Price On Carbon

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Many U.S. companies are already including a price on carbon emissions in their business planning. That includes oil companies such as ...

Catastrophic Aggression From Fossil Fuel Producers

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

It's hard to see the UN gaining any traction around proposed financial consequences for countries. But there are consequences for investor-owned companies. We know who those companies are, and now we know how much each is to blame.

Kate Sheppard

What Do Chevron And ALEC Have Against The Lesser Prairie Chicken?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The American Legislative Exchange Council and Chevron are teaming up to spread awareness of what they say is a serious threat to energ...

Ranking the Climate Culprits

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Groundbreaking, independent new research -- 8 years in the making -- is shining fresh light on the biggest climate culprits in the world, and quantifying exactly how much of the climate change pie belongs to whom.

A Pincer Movement Aimed at Big Oil

Carl Pope | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

Will sky high prices remain? Only if oil can retain its monopoly in transportation. Transportation alternatives, however, are breathing down oil's back. Big oil companies need to recognize that their future is as smaller players

Ecuadorian Victims' Struggle for Justice Against Chevron

Bianca Jagger | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Bianca Jagger

The Ecuadorian communities were the victims of exploitation by a multinational corporation, Texaco. Their lives, and that of their children, are affected by the toxic waters that leaked into water sources on which they are dependent. With their legal team on trial, who will pursue justice for the Ecuadorian plaintiffs now?

Chevron Ecuador Case Shows Limits of Legal System

Karen Hinton | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

After 20 years of litigation in courts around the globe, the Ecuadorians remain twice victimized -- first by the exploitation of their environment, and now by the exploitation by both sides of a legal system ill equipped to deliver them justice.