INTERNATIONAL

Donziger Sentenced to Six Months For Contempt Related to Chevron-Ecuador Case
Human rights attorney Steven Donziger sentenced to 6 months in prison on criminal contempt charge stemming from Chevron-Ecuador case.
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We've had Corporate Personhood for a decade...what about ecosystem personhood?
Oil and gas companies are getting nervous about an increased push worldwide for laws governing the rights of nature.
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The Permanent Court of Arbitration at the International Court of Justice at the Hague. (Credit: Getty/Michel Porro)

Secret Tribunals and Hand-Picked Arbiters: A Little-known System Undermines Environmental Regulation

Amy Westervelt interviews Marcos Orellana, United Nations Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights.
Fires from unlined pits of oil waste in Ecuador create air polluiton. (Photo Carlos Villalon/Newsmakers)

“Like a War on the Environment” —Texaco’s 30 Years in Ecuador

Decades after drilling in the Amazon, the oil production waste Texaco left behind continues to sicken Indigenous communities.
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Blood of the Devil

Blood of the Devil

A brief history of oil colonialism in Ecuador, and what happened in the decades leading up to a landmark lawsuit against Texaco in the 1990s.
Oil Industry Links in Donziger Contempt Trial

Oil Industry Links in Donziger Contempt Trial

A lawyer who has represented Indigenous peoples fighting Chevron for decades of pollution is now being prosecuted himself.
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Melissa Troutman and Joshua Pribanic, Co-founders of Public Herald

Melissa Troutman and Joshua Pribanic, Co-founders of Public Herald

Amy Westervelt interviews the documentary filmmakers about "Invisible Hand," their new film exploring the "Rights of Nature" movement.
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The “Cycle of Oil as the Key Engine of the World Economy Is Finished,” Says U.N. Secretary General

The “Cycle of Oil as the Key Engine of the World Economy Is Finished,” Says U.N. Secretary General

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Humanity’s survival will be “impossible” without the United States rejoining the Paris Agreement and achieving “net zero” carbon emissions by 2050, as the incoming Biden administration has pledged, says Antonio Guterres in an exclusive interview.
Trial of Attorney Who Fought Chevron’s Pollution in Ecuador Begins Monday

Trial of Attorney Who Fought Chevron’s Pollution in Ecuador Begins Monday

Steven Donziger may stand trial on criminal contempt charges without his own lawyer to represent him, after the judge denied his requests to postpone the case.
The Permanent Court of Arbitration at the International Court of Justice at the Hague. (Credit: Getty/Michel Porro)

Secret Tribunals and Hand-Picked Arbiters: A Little-known System Undermines Environmental Regulation

Amy Westervelt interviews Marcos Orellana, United Nations Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights.
Fires from unlined pits of oil waste in Ecuador create air polluiton. (Photo Carlos Villalon/Newsmakers)

“Like a War on the Environment” —Texaco’s 30 Years in Ecuador

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Decades after drilling in the Amazon, the oil production waste Texaco left behind continues to sicken Indigenous communities.
Blood of the Devil

Blood of the Devil

A brief history of oil colonialism in Ecuador, and what happened in the decades leading up to a landmark lawsuit against Texaco in the 1990s.
Oil Industry Links in Donziger Contempt Trial

Oil Industry Links in Donziger Contempt Trial

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A lawyer who has represented Indigenous peoples fighting Chevron for decades of pollution is now being prosecuted himself.