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Chevron Corp. v. Donziger

The Second Circuit affirmed a district court decision holding that an $8.646 billion judgment granted by an Ecuadorian court for pollution in the Amazon was...

Mining in Colombia and Environmental Justice: How the “Popular Consultation” Process Works in Practice

This Article examines how the Latin American procedure of “popular consultation” has been used as a mechanism for resisting the development of an open-pit gold mine in Colombia, and analyzes how Colombian communities are using the...

Chevron Corp. v. Donziger

A district court held that a multibillion dollar judgment granted by an Ecuadorian court for environmental pollution in the Amazon was procured by fraud and therefore enjoined the attorney and two of his Ecuadorian clients from seeking...

Republic of Ecuador v. Mackay

The Ninth Circuit affirmed two lower court decisions ordering an oil company to produce expert witness documents for use in a foreign proceeding concerning an environmental contamination dispute in Ecuador. The court rejected the...

Building Carbon Rights Infrastructure With REDD+ Incentives: A Multi-Scale Analysis in the Peruvian Amazon

Payments to avoid deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries have emerged as a key international strategy. Countries that have the greatest potential to host these market-based mechanisms are often characterized by...

Complexo Madeira: Environmental Licensing for Large- Scale Hydropower in Brazil

Hydropower is often considered a climate-friendly solution to energy needs. Brazil has elected to construct a major hydroelectric project in the Amazon region: Complexo Madeira. A case study of Complexo Madeira...

Chevron Corp. v. Donziger,

A district court denied motions to dismiss an oil company's racketeering claims against an attorney and his clients, a group of Ecuadorians, who were awarded a multibillion dollar judgment by an...

Chevron Corp. v. Donziger

A district court denied a corporation's motion to freeze the assets of Ecuadorian plaintiffs and to prevent them from collecting the proceeds of a multibillion dollar judgment in an underlying case involving environmental...

Chevron Corp.

The Third Circuit reversed a lower court order granting an oil company's application...

Chevron Corp. v. Donziger

A district court issued a preliminary injunction enjoining plaintiffs from enforcing a multibillion dollar judgment awarded by an Ecuadorian court against an oil company for environmental pollution in the Amazon. The evidence...