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Correction to Chevron Tax Post

Posted by Antonia Juhasz in Uncategorized on 18th March, 2011 | No Comments

A blog briefly appeared here today which incorrectly reported Chevron’s 2010 federal income taxes to be $13,000. The blog was based on an ERROR in Chevron’s 10K SEC report. While numerous studies have clearly documented for years that the majority of U.S. corporations pay NO income taxes (see this often-cited GAO study from 2008 reported »

Save Wild and Sacred Australia from Big Oil

Posted by admin in Big Oil, Chevron Actions, True Cost of Chevron Network, Uncategorized on 17th March, 2011 | No Comments

chevron.australiaGuest Blog from True Cost of Chevron Network Member Teri Shore, Program Director, Turtle Island Restoration Network Please help our allies in Australia in their struggle against Chevron! Chevron is part of a consortium, including BP, Shell, BHP Billiton and Woodside Petroleum that has joined forces to push a new natural gas refining facility along »

U.S. District Judge’s Shocking Decision Grants Chevron an Injunction

Posted by Antonia Juhasz in Big Oil, Chevron Actions, True Cost of Chevron Network, Uncategorized on 10th March, 2011 | No Comments

true-cost-of-chevron-ads-1In a ruling that shocked human rights and environmental justice advocates the world over, U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan granted Chevron an injunction on Monday preventing native Ecuadoreans from collecting $18.2 billion for oil contamination caused by the company in the Amazon. Our Allies with the Amazon Defense Coalition had this powerful statement to share in response to the judge’s ruling:

Victory Against Chevron in Texas!

Posted by TJ Buonomo in Uncategorized on 22nd November, 2010 | No Comments

enviromental-group-leadersThis past May Luke Metzger, Director of Environment Texas, outlined in the Energy Program’s 2010 True Cost of Chevron Alternative Annual Report the lawsuit his organization initiated against Chevron for its repeated violations of the Clear Air Act. Less than 15 months later, Environment Texas has declared victory against one of the largest oil companies in the world.

Is Big Oil Co-Opting Our Universities?

Posted by TJ Buonomo in Uncategorized on 16th October, 2010 | No Comments

Big Oil Spreads Its Tentacles  On October 14, the Center for American Progress published a disconcerting report  on the oil industry’s influence over our universities.  Titled “Big Oil Goes to College”, the report analyzes 10 research collaboration contracts between major oil companies and universities.  Author Jennifer Washburn highlights the following: In nine of the 10 energy-research agreements we analyzed, the »

Understanding Recent Developments in the Landmark Chevron-Ecuador Case

Posted by TJ Buonomo in Uncategorized on 12th October, 2010 | No Comments

Chevron-Toxico(from Amazon Watch): After 17 years of litigation, the monumental class action against oil giant Chevron (formerly Texaco) for widespread environmental devastation in the Ecuadorian Amazon is nearing an end. Chevron representatives have admitted that the company expects an adverse judgment in Ecuador. In fact, mountains of evidence–including thousands of contamination samples taken by Chevron–prove »