Protect the Canadian Pacific Coast, Pass Bill C-48

For decades, First Nations, communities and residents have worked to defend the north Pacific coast from the unacceptable risk of oil spills and oil tanker traffic. And right now, Canadian Senators are considering a bill that would entrench a strong north coast oil tanker ban in law. Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act, was passed … Continue reading Protect the Canadian Pacific Coast, Pass Bill C-48

Beaver Lake Cree February 2019 Hearing: Awaiting Court Decision

11 April 2019; originally published March 8, 2019 by Ana Simeon, RAVEN Trust It was an emotional moment. The morning of February 19th, Beaver Lake Cree elders and community  members crowded into a packed courtroom, having risen before dawn to make the 3-hour journey from Lac La Biche to the Court of Queen’s Bench in … Continue reading Beaver Lake Cree February 2019 Hearing: Awaiting Court Decision

Update: August 2018 to April 2019 – Status of the Save Our Wilderness campaign

The wise Greek philosopher observed more than 2500 years ago that change is the only thing that is certain.  Heraclitus 4 April 2019; original blog by Rob Symons published at Save Our Wilderness Protesting workers close Tendele mine On 24 August 2018, placard-waving workers from Tendele Coal Mine in Somkhele, stood outside the Pietermaritzburg High … Continue reading Update: August 2018 to April 2019 – Status of the Save Our Wilderness campaign

See You in Court Shell!

FOE Netherlands submits legal summons in historic climate case against Shell. The Hague, April 5, 2019 – Today Friends of the Earth Netherlands will deliver a court summons to Shell to legally compel the company to cease its destruction of the climate, on behalf of more than 30,000 people from 70 countries. A 236 pagecomplaint will be … Continue reading See You in Court Shell!

Canadian Supreme Court denies justice to Indigenous Ecuadorians

Filed in Environmental justice by Friends of the Earth on April 4, 2019 Picture credit: Tiputini River and rainforest, Yasuni National Park, Amazon, Ecuador. (Pete Oxford/Minden Pictures/Corbis); Read more at Smithsonianmag.com. On April 4th 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the appeal in the historic case of the Indigenous people of Ecuador versus Chevron, which has become known … Continue reading Canadian Supreme Court denies justice to Indigenous Ecuadorians

Multi-Award Winning Documentary Highlights the Mining Threat to iMfolozi: Sisters of the Wilderness

THIS SOCIAL IMPACT DOCUMENTARY ‘SISTERS OF THE WILDERNESS’ WON BEST SOUTH AFRICAN FEATURE DOCUMENTARY AT THE DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AND QUALIFIES FOR THE OSCARS. The film is mostly set in the iMfolozi wilderness area, within the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa and one of the fast disappearing pockets of wilderness where wild nature … Continue reading Multi-Award Winning Documentary Highlights the Mining Threat to iMfolozi: Sisters of the Wilderness

English and Spanish Video Published about Chevron Vs Ecuador Case

29 February 2019, from Proche d’Amazonie In February of 2011 the Ecuadorian Courts delivered an historic verdict, sentencing the Big Oil Corporation Chevron-Texaco to pay US$9,500 million dollars for its contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon (1964-1992). However, Chevron hit back via the Investor-State Dispute Settlement system (ISDS) and sued Ecuador in the Permanent Court of … Continue reading English and Spanish Video Published about Chevron Vs Ecuador Case

Environmental Watchdog Challenges Recent South Africa Ruling

29 March 2019; Published by Tony Carnie An environmental watchdog has challenged a legal decision by a Pietermaritzburg high court judge, fearing that his ruling will encourage mining companies to disregard the country’s environmental protection laws. The challenge has been mounted by the Cape Town-based Centre for Environmental Rights, after judge Rishi Seegobin dismissed an application … Continue reading Environmental Watchdog Challenges Recent South Africa Ruling

Chevron vs Ecuador: International Arbitration and Corporate Impunity

The infamous story of the environmental pollution of the Ecuadorian Amazon by Chevron-Texaco – which has come to be known as the „Amazonian Chernobyl“ – is entering a new phase. By Aldo Orellana López; Originally published 27 March 2019 in OpenDemocracy.net Photograph information: Former Pink Floyd front-man and activist Roger Waters shows his support for … Continue reading Chevron vs Ecuador: International Arbitration and Corporate Impunity

Chevron vs. Ecuador: International Arbitration & Impunity (ISDS case)

21 March 2019; Posted by Pancho Lopez and published at Blogspot In February of 2011, the Ecuadorian Courts delivered a historic verdict, sentencing the Big Oil Corporation Chevron-Texaco to pay US $9,500 million dollars for its contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon (1964-1992). However, Chevron hit back via the Investor-State Dispute Settlement system (ISDS) and sued Ecuador in … Continue reading Chevron vs. Ecuador: International Arbitration & Impunity (ISDS case)