Skip to content

Chevron: A Smoking Gun and a Cover Up

In 2011, an Ecuadorian court ordered Chevron to pay $9.5 billion for the poisoning of indigenous lands. The courts found that Chevron’s Texaco operation had illegally dumped 16 billion gallons of deadly oil waste.

The smoking gun? This confidential document, in which the Chairman of Chevron Oil’s Texaco division personally orders that incriminating evidence of oil sludge dumping in Ecuador be “removed…and destroyed.”

DESTROYED!

That’s a felony crime in the U.S. But the Chevron oil boss isn’t going to jail. Instead, the guy who caught him, human rights attorney Steven Donziger, has been sentenced to 6 months in prison and forced to pay Chevron a sum that bankrupted him.

Chevron v. Donziger is taught at Harvard Law as a case study in judicial misconduct. Stand with Steven at FreeDonziger.com.

Related Posts

Donziger: Facing Prison for Fighting Chevron

Donziger: Why am I the one locked up and not Chevron?

Palast: I will not let them put Steven Donziger behind bars without raising hell

BBC Newsnight: Rumble in the Jungle

The Cheese Smelled Funny So We Threw It in the Jungle (Vultures’ Picnic, Chapter 5)

Fact Injection: Donziger v. Chevron

Steven Donziger: Why I Smile

Steven Donziger sentenced to six months in prison

Greg Palast (Rolling Stone, Guardian, BBC) is the author of The New York Times bestsellers, Armed Madhouse, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits and the book and documentary, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.
His latest film is Vigilante: Georgia's Vote Suppression Hitman

Palast is currently working on a new documentary Long Knife, exposing the Koch Brothers' theft of Osage oil, to be released in 2024.

Support The Palast Investigative Fund and keep our work alive.
Become a monthly Contributor.

Subscribe to Palast's Newsletter

GregPalast.com

Support the Palast Fund and keep our work alive!
Send this to a friend