“It would be the end of our history”

January 11, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

Since the beginning of the year there has been a concerted campaign by the oil industry and Canadian government to convince people that the debate over the Northern Gateway project will be hijacked by environmental groups. Instead of trying to demonise legitimate international organisations, the Canadian government should start listening to the voices of its … Read More

Appeal Court Upholds Chevron Guilty Verdict

January 4, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

Chevron has been found guilty again. Yesterday, an Ecuadorian appeals court upheld a ruling that the oil giant should pay US$18 billion in damages for polluting the Amazon. It was last February that a local judge had ordered Chevron to pay US$8.6 billion in damages, but the amount was doubled to US$18 billion because Chevron … Read More

Chevron Guilty: Clean Up the Amazon!

May 24, 2011By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured 3 Comments

Last week it was Shell’s AGM and its turn to face the wrath of shareholders and activists for its appalling environmental record. This week its Chevron’s turn with its AGM tomorrow. Protests kicked off in dramatic style yesterday, when activists from Amazon Watch and Rainforest Action Network rappelled from the Richmond Bridge in the San … Read More

And for Shell We Present an “Erratum”

May 18, 2011By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured 1 Comment

Sometimes the best protests are the most simple and symbolic. Yesterday, Shell’s shareholders and senior management at the company’s AGM in the Hague were presented with an “erratum” to the company’s recent Annual Report. The spoof report by Friends of the Earth looks like a real Shell report, until you start to read it. For … Read More

Chevron Guilty

February 15, 2011By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

In an historic victory, a small court in Lago Agrio, in Ecuador’s Amazon has ordered that Chevron  pay some $8.6 billion in damages. The court ruled in favour of the indigenous peoples of the Amazon who have spent the last 18 years seeking damages for systematic and chronic oil pollution. Chevron inherited the suit when … Read More