John Bolton: “Big difference” if “US oil companies invest in & produce oil in Venezuela”

February 4, 2019By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured, News

What is being forgotten in the fight between Maduro and Guaido is that whoever wins, the impetus on the victor will be on maximising output from the country’s oil reserves to help alleviate the country’s crippling economic problems. Because much of this is heavy oil, it is extremely carbon intensive to produce. And that can only be bad news for the climate.

New Amazon Oil Threat

March 27, 2013By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

On the same day that Peru declares a State of Emergency over oil pollution in the Amazon, the Ecuadorians offer 3 million hectares of pristine forest to the Chinese to explore for oil.

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