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  • 29 Jul 2016- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Attorneys for 30,000 Ecuadorians affected by pollution in the country’s Amazon region said this week that they will take their case against oil giant Chevron to a Canadian court. Hearings on the claim will be held in September, Prensa
  • 11 Apr 2016- 11:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The US law firm hired by miners BHP Billiton and Vale SA to conduct an independent investigation into the tailings dam collapse at the Samarco iron ore mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state has close commercial ties to both
  • 8 Sep 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Ontario, Canada Canada’s Supreme Court on September 4th ruled that a group of Ecuadorian villagers can sue US oil giant Chevron in Canada as part of their effort to collect a $9.5 billion USD judgment for environmental damage in the Amazon
  • 6 Feb 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador US oil giant Chevron this week rejected a proposal to use $106 million USD that the Ecuadorian government owes it for breach of contract to compensate indigenous communities affected by toxic wastewater sumping n the country's Amazon
  • 18 Nov 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Documents submitted by Shell as part of a UK court case show that the oil giant repeatedly minimized the size and impact of two major oil spills in Bodo, Nigeria, in an attempt to minimize compensation payments, according to human
  • 6 Nov 2014- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Indigenous Ecuadorian groups this week called on US Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson, who is currently visiting the South American country, to demand that US oil giant Chevron pay the $9.5 billion USD judgment handed down
  • 19 Feb 2014- 07:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The fourth annual Natural Hazards Risk Atlas, developed by global risk analytics company Maplecroft, identifies the United States, China, India, Bangladesh, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom as the seven countries with the
  • 14 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador The Ecuadorian Supreme Court this week upheld the liability finding against US oil giant Chevron Corporation for contamination in the nation’s Amazon region, although it reduced the company’s fine by half-- from $19 billion USD to $9.5
  • 8 Nov 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom International human rights group Amnesty International has accused Royal Dutch Shell, through its Nigerian subsidiary, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd., of falsifying investigative reports on oil spills in the
  • 6 Jun 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Lawyers representing four Ecuadorian tribes last week presented Chevron with a collections action for $18 billion USD, to be heard in Canada’s Superior Court of Justice. An Ecuadorian court originally awarded the plaintiffs the huge sum in
  • 14 May 2012- 15:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador In the latest skirmish in the long-term battle over oil giant Chevron’s alleged pollution of the Ecuadorian rainforest, campaigners have highlighted an essay by environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. detailing his observations on the
  • 3 May 2012- 14:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador The long-term war of words between U.S. oil company Chevron and Ecuadorian jungle communities took a new turn last week, when campaigners released a video, "Chevron's Amazon Chernobyl," which they claim shows how the energy
  • 30 Apr 2012- 10:01 by Local Press Report BODO The Guardian (United Kingdom) Full Story- A Shell oil spill on the Niger delta was at least 60 times greater than the company reported at the time, according to unpublished documents obtained by Amnesty International. According to Shell, the 2008 spill
  • Tensions are rising again over the proposed Thai-funded Xayaburi Dam project in Laos. Last December in Siem Reap, Cambodia, the Mekong River Commission Council, representing Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand, debated the 1,260-megawatt dam’s future. Delegates decided that a fuller study of the dam’s impact was needed before further development.
  • 17 Feb 2011- 11:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador International oil and natural gas firm Chevron was found guilty of widespread water and soil contamination by an Ecuadorian court last week, and subsequently fined $8 billion USD. The lawsuit began 18 years earlier when some 30,000 local

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