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Coverage of Historic Trial – Bowoto v. Chevron

Press from Chevron’s Annual General Meeting May 28, 2008


February 9, 2009

LA Times: Chevron seeks reimbursement from villagers who sued over 1998 shooting

The oil giant is seeking nearly $500,000 in legal costs from the Nigerian villagers who unsuccessfully sued over a shooting at an offshore platform that left two protesters dead and two wounded.

By Richard C. Paddock

Reporting from San Francisco — Chevron Corp., which prevailed in a human-rights lawsuit seeking to hold it responsible for the shooting of Nigerian protesters at an oil platform, is seeking nearly $500,000 in legal costs from the villagers who brought the suit.  Read Full Article

SF Chronicle: Chevron Seeks Legal Costs from Nigerians

By Demian Bulwa – Chronicle Staff Writer

Chevron Corp. is seeking to recoup $485,000 in litigation costs from a group of Nigerian villagers who unsuccessfully sued the big energy company over the shootings of protesters who occupied an offshore oil rig, a legal move that an attorney for the Nigerians said was designed to scare off foreigners from bringing similar lawsuits in the future.  Read Full Article

Huffington Post: Chevron Seeks Money from Wounded and Tortured Protesters

The mistreatment of locals in oil rich countries by rich oil companies is nothing new. We all know about the collusion that goes on between oil companies and despotic and corrupt governments all over the world, especially in Africa. Read Full Article

The Chevron Pit: WTF is going on? Is Chevron just evil?

News out of San Francisco today: Chevron, which posted a record profit of $23.8 billion in 2008 is suing a group of Nigerian villagers for almost $500,000 in legal costs resulting from a embarrassing legal case (Bowoto v. Chevron) that Chevron narrowly survived this past November…Well, now Chevron has added insult to injury, seeking $500,000 from the villagers who sued the company. So, people on Chevron’s payroll literally shot the villagers, and now Chevron wants the villagers to pay the corporation for daring to take the company to trial over the shootings.  Read Full Article

January 28, 2009

KQED: Forum – Interview with Richard North Patterson

Author Richard North Patterson  talked about his new novel, “Eclipse,” a tale of oil and corruption in Africa inspired in part by the story of slain Nigerian human rights activist Ken Saro-Wiwa.

Listen at for a question from Earth Rights International campaigner who asked about the upcoming trial against Shell regarding their complicity in the killing of Ken Saro Wiwa and the Ogoni 9 and at the end of the program for a question by JINN staffer, Sarah who asked about Chevron and what the author knew about peaceful movements in the Niger Delta.  Listen to Show

October 20, 2008

KPFA’s Africa Today with Walter Turner interviewed Nnimmo Bassey – Executive Director of Environmental Rights Action

On September 23, Senator Richard Durbin (IL), Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law held a hearing regarding the oil industry and issues of human rights abuses. Walter spoke to Nnimmo about the hearing, the upcoming case against Chevron and other topics. Listen to the Show

New York Times: Sex, Drug Use and Graft Cited in Interior Department

By Charles Savage

September 10, 2008

Wide-Ranging Ethics Scandal Emerges at Interior Dept. / Chevron Directly Implicated

The Interior Department agency that collects oil and gas royalties has been caught up in a broad ethics scandal.  Go to Full Article

New York Times: Former KBR Executive Pleads Guilty to Bribery

September 3, 2008

By CLIFFORD KRAUSS

A former chief executive of the former Halliburton subsidiary pleaded guilty to federal bribery and kickback charges in connection with work done in Nigeria from 1995 to 2004. Go to Full Article

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