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Brazil: Chevron head threatened with 30 years jail over spill

Criminal charges are being brought against 17 employees of Chevron and Transocean for an oil spill in Rio de Janeiro. Prosecutors said that George Buck, the head of Chevron's operations in Brazil, should go to prison for 31 years for his part in creating a major incident of pollution.

Ecuador: Chevron fined for major pollution of Amazon

US oil company Chevron has been fined $8.6bn by a court in Ecuador for dumping massive quantities of toxic materials into unlined pits and rivers. The company has condemned the ruling as "fraudulent".

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Nigeria: Chevron cleared of human rights abuses

Chevron has been cleared of human rights abuses in an incident ten years ago when protestors boarded an offshore platform and were shot by Nigerian police. The suit was brought against the company in the US by groups that held the company was responsible for the shootings, whilst Chevron said it had no control over tactics used by the police.

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Kazakhstan: Ministry threatens to block companies over environmental performance

Kazakhstan's Environmental Protection Ministry has said that it will take drastic action if oil and mining companies continue to fall short on meeting environmental regulations.

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Nigeria: Graduates group challenges Chevron

The National Association of Itsekiri Graduates has written to Chevron Nigeria to complain of what the group describes as 'corporate irresponsibility' in relation to the company's alleged marginalising of the Itsekiri people.

Chevron CEO confronted by rainforest activists

Two rainforest leaders called upon Chevron CEO David O'Reilly at the company's AGM to face its responsibilities for pollution in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Nigeria: Oil tax audit reveals huge gap

An audit of payments made by oil companies in Nigeria has uncovered huge discrepancies between the amount that the firms say they paid and what the government says it actually received.

Chevron Nigeria wins US State corporate excellence award

Chevron Nigeria has won the US Secretary of State's Award for Corporate Excellence for what is described as "it's exemplary commitment to the well being of the people of the Niger Delta and dedication to the ideals of corporate responsibility".

US: Top companies failing to address climate risk

Most of America's biggest corporate contributers to greenhouse gas emissions, including ChevronTexaco, ExxonMobil and General Electric, are not adequately disclosing the financial risks posed by climate change and are failing to deal with the issues, according to a new study of 20 of the largest companies.

Ecuador: ChevronTexaco fights $5bn oil pollution suit

ChevronTexaco's subsidiary Texaco Petroleum dumpted oil-laden water into unlined pits, estuaries and rivers in Ecuador between 1971 and 1992, according to a $5bn suit against the company. ChevronTexaco is due to begin its defence against the charge during the next few days.

Angola / Brazil: Oil companies pay the price for pollution

The Angolan government is fining ChevronTexaco Corp $2m for environmental damage allegedly caused by oil spills from the US company's operations.

GM and ChevronTexaco work together on fuel cells

General Motors and ChevronTexaco have announced a collaboration to increase the introduction of fuel cells in cars.

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