US Lawyer Steven Donziger Speaks From House Arrest in NYC After Suing Chevron For Amazon Oil Spills

Decades of reckless oil drilling by Chevron have destroyed 1,700 square miles of land in the Ecuadorian Amazon, but the company has refused to pay for the damage or clean up the land despite losing a lawsuit 10 years ago, when Ecuador’s Supreme Court ordered the oil giant to pay $18 billion on behalf of 30,000 Amazonian Indigenous people. Instead of cleaning up the damage, Chevron has spent the past decade waging an unprecedented legal battle to avoid paying for the environmental destruction, while also trying to take down the environmental lawyer Steven Donziger, who helped bring the landmark case. Donziger, who has been on house arrest for nearly 600 days, says Chevron’s legal attacks on him are meant to silence critics and stop other lawsuits against the company for environmental damage. “Chevron and its allies have used the judiciary to try to attack the very idea of corporate accountability and environmental justice work that leads to significant judgments,” Donziger says. We also speak with Paul Paz y Miño, associate director at Amazon Watch, who says the new attorney general should conduct a review of the case and the dubious grounds for Donziger’s house arrest. “The real thing that’s going on here is Chevron is attempting to literally criminalize a human rights lawyer who beat them,” Paz y Miño says.

#DemocracyNow

Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET: https://democracynow.org

Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: https://democracynow.org/donate

FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE:
YouTube: http://youtube.com/democracynow
Facebook: http://facebook.com/democracynow
Twitter: https://twitter.com/democracynow
Instagram: http://instagram.com/democracynow
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/democracynow
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/democracy-now!-audio/id73802554
Daily Email Digest: https://democracynow.org/subscribe

Print
Print Share Comment Cite Upload Translate Updates

Leave a Reply

APA
Democracy Now | Radio Free (2021-11-29T18:24:38+00:00) » US Lawyer Steven Donziger Speaks From House Arrest in NYC After Suing Chevron For Amazon Oil Spills. Retrieved from https://www.radiofree.org/2021/03/26/us-lawyer-steven-donziger-speaks-from-house-arrest-in-nyc-after-suing-chevron-for-amazon-oil-spills/.
MLA
" » US Lawyer Steven Donziger Speaks From House Arrest in NYC After Suing Chevron For Amazon Oil Spills." Democracy Now | Radio Free - Friday March 26, 2021, https://www.radiofree.org/2021/03/26/us-lawyer-steven-donziger-speaks-from-house-arrest-in-nyc-after-suing-chevron-for-amazon-oil-spills/
HARVARD
Democracy Now | Radio Free Friday March 26, 2021 » US Lawyer Steven Donziger Speaks From House Arrest in NYC After Suing Chevron For Amazon Oil Spills., viewed 2021-11-29T18:24:38+00:00,<https://www.radiofree.org/2021/03/26/us-lawyer-steven-donziger-speaks-from-house-arrest-in-nyc-after-suing-chevron-for-amazon-oil-spills/>
VANCOUVER
Democracy Now | Radio Free - » US Lawyer Steven Donziger Speaks From House Arrest in NYC After Suing Chevron For Amazon Oil Spills. [Internet]. [Accessed 2021-11-29T18:24:38+00:00]. Available from: https://www.radiofree.org/2021/03/26/us-lawyer-steven-donziger-speaks-from-house-arrest-in-nyc-after-suing-chevron-for-amazon-oil-spills/
CHICAGO
" » US Lawyer Steven Donziger Speaks From House Arrest in NYC After Suing Chevron For Amazon Oil Spills." Democracy Now | Radio Free - Accessed 2021-11-29T18:24:38+00:00. https://www.radiofree.org/2021/03/26/us-lawyer-steven-donziger-speaks-from-house-arrest-in-nyc-after-suing-chevron-for-amazon-oil-spills/
IEEE
" » US Lawyer Steven Donziger Speaks From House Arrest in NYC After Suing Chevron For Amazon Oil Spills." Democracy Now | Radio Free [Online]. Available: https://www.radiofree.org/2021/03/26/us-lawyer-steven-donziger-speaks-from-house-arrest-in-nyc-after-suing-chevron-for-amazon-oil-spills/. [Accessed: 2021-11-29T18:24:38+00:00]
rf:citation
» US Lawyer Steven Donziger Speaks From House Arrest in NYC After Suing Chevron For Amazon Oil Spills | Democracy Now | Radio Free | https://www.radiofree.org/2021/03/26/us-lawyer-steven-donziger-speaks-from-house-arrest-in-nyc-after-suing-chevron-for-amazon-oil-spills/ | 2021-11-29T18:24:38+00:00
To access this feature you must login or create an account.