Chevron is so desperate to dodge responsibility for its murderous actions that it’s trying to send an environmental lawyer to prison instead of face justice. Now, that lawyer is on trial, and he needs our help.
For decades, Chevron dumped billions of gallons of carcinogenic oil waste in the Ecuadorian Amazon, poisoning local Indigenous people, causing skyrocketing rates of cancer and other health problems, and destroying critical ecosystems.
Lawyer Steven Donziger took on the energy giants and, in 2011, helped win a historic $9.5 billion judgment against them—a judgment that has been supported by six courts and 29 judges. But Chevron didn’t want to pay.
Instead, they set out to undermine Donziger, hiring hundreds of lawyers to build a case against him. As a result, Donziger has been under house arrest without trial since August 2019. Now, he faces trial—against a handpicked, Chevron-linked judge and prosecutor.
Steven Donziger needs our help. Here’s what’s at stake:
Global environmental justice: as long as Chevron refuses to pay its fine, corporate polluters can continue to poison people and Earth with impunity.
Activist and whistleblower rights: demonizing Steven Donziger spells death for any future advocates who dare take on corporate polluters. That’s us, activists.
Climate stability: if there’s no justice for Chevron, there’s nothing to stop energy giants pushing the world beyond an unlivable climate tipping point.