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While they already know parts of the beach are contaminated from the ongoing oil seep, Chevron is conducting a detailed site investigation to figure out just how deep and wide that contamination has spread.

A mix of oil, gas and diesel has been leaching offsite...

Jennifer Moreau
January 29, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Ecuadoreans seeking a $27 billion judgment against Chevron Corp (CVX.N) have put a new face on their 18-year old case: high-powered corporate attorney James Tyrrell, Jr., who defended Monsanto Co (MON.N) against Agent Orange claims from...

Dan Levine
January 28, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY — Mayor Ralph Becker and Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Coroon appeared caught offguard Friday by news that Chevron plans to restart the pipeline that burst twice near Red Butte Garden last year.

Both mayors are saying the oil company should have...

Steve Fidel
January 28, 2011

NEW YORK (AP)

— The oil industry says it recognizes why the U.S. would push to increase safety regulations for offshore oil drilling following the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But more than three months after the government lifted its moratorium on...

January 28, 2011

KATHMANDU, 27 January 2011 (IRIN) - One million fewer children are working in Nepal than a decade ago, though more girls are toiling in dangerous conditions than boys, according to a soon-to-be-published report documenting the country’s sizeable population of child...

January 27, 2011

RAMALLAH, 27 January 2011 (IRIN) - Gender-based violence in the occupied Palestinian territory remains at epidemic levels, according to UN agencies, local NGOs and women, while victims lack legal recourse and often face a family backlash for reporting crimes. The number...

January 27, 2011

Fifteen journalists were turned away from covering the National Resistance Movement Party, [NRM] a political party that brought President Yoweri Kagutta Museveni into power in 1986. The Journalists had gone to cover the 25th Anniversary liberation day celebrations in...

Omona Emma Claude, AfricaNews reporter in Gulu, Northern Uganda
January 27, 2011

When Yoweri Museveni captured power in 1986, after a five-year guerrilla war, he was seen as the best thing to happen to the country which Britain had christened the "Pearl of Africa". One of Museveni's defining early pronouncements was his diagnosis of Africa's problem....

Richard M Kavuma
January 26, 2011

Chevron aims to restart its Colorado-to-Salt Lake City oil pipeline as soon as next week — two months after the second of two large leaks — but regulators have yet to sign off. The company is finalizing its papers for the federal pipeline safety office and intends to...

Judy Fahys
January 25, 2011

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Chevron Corp. said Tuesday that it has hit oil in two wells in the Atlantic Ocean about 40 miles off the coast of the Republic of Congo. The wells, in 2,600 feet of water, were drilled to about 6,000 feet, and each was tested and oil flowed, the...

January 25, 2011

Travel restrictions to Cuba are easing soon, but legally chugging mojitos, puffing Cohibas and lounging by a Havana hotel pool is still a ways off.

Pres. Obama’s changing of U.S. policies towards Cuba are expected to become official this week. But unless you’re a scholar, student or...

By Robert Dominguez
January 25, 2011

Chevron detailed to federal regulators Tuesday the company’s plans to restart as soon as next week its oil pipeline between eastern Utah’s Hanna and its Salt Lake City refinery.

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) must approve the...

Judy Fahys
January 25, 2011

At Chevron’s last shareholder meeting, five people were arrested. The company has for years now been having a hard time with protestors – particularly about a lawsuit about environmental damage allegedly left in Ecuador by one of the companies it acquired. And certainly...

Sheila McNulty
January 24, 2011

The state has slapped Chevron with another violation notice, this one for the second oil spill in six months near Red Butte Garden. No fines were imposed, but that could change — to the tune of $25,000 a day for each violation.

The state’s latest citation is for...

Judy Fahys
January 21, 2011

The Change Chevron team and the Raging Grannies got together to congratulate Chevron CEO John Watson for steering his company into the Corporate Hall of Shame after only one year with the company.

On Wednesday, Rainforest Action Network's Change Chevron team asked...

Mike G
January 21, 2011

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality has cited Chevron for breaking five environmental laws during a December oil spill in Salt Lake City. The spill was the second in six months from a pipeline near Red Butte Creek.

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Department of Environmental Quality...

January 21, 2011

(San Francisco, Jan. 20) — The Obama administration’s January 14 announcement that it is lifting some government-imposed restrictions on travel to Cuba for several categories of U.S. citizens —including college students, people engaged in journalism, and those sponsored...

January 20, 2011

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Shareholder groups are pressing Chevron Corp., Exxon Mobil Corp. and Southwestern Energy Co. to disclose the risk the companies face from hydraulic fracturing. The groups say they want shareholders to...

Mike Lee
January 20, 2011

South Dakota is suing Chevron, saying the company should return taxpayer money it took to clean up leaks from underground oil tanks because it also collected insurance money for the jobs.

Chevron spokesman Sean Comey told the Argus Leader newspaper that the company...

January 20, 2011

State environmental regulators have issued another violation notice against Chevron Pipe Line Co., this time for the second crude oil spill in six months at Red Butte Gardens.

That Dec. 1 spill leaked 21,000 gallons of oil from what investigators believe was a...

Judy Fahys
January 20, 2011