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The SpOILed Industry. Environmental Justice strategies in the world of oil.

Chevron in Ecuador and Shell in Nigeria: Transnational Corporations, particularly those in the oil sector, operate around the world and are responsible for some of the most serious environmental damages, but yet they seem …

Digging for dirty oil. Reviewing corporate oil liabilities and EJO legal strategies for environmental justice.

In 2012, an average of 89 million barrels of oil were consumed every day, 30 percent more than in 1992, producing 14.11 billion tonnes of carbon emissions. With the progressive decline …

Digging Deep Corporate Liability. Environmental Justice strategies in the world of oil.

By Amanda Blank With the progressive decline of oil resources, oil companies have responded to increasing global demand with new forms of technology, expanding the oil frontier into increasingly remote and …

Digging deep Corporate Liability. Environmental Justice strategies in the world of oil.

Ejolt report 9: Digging  deep corporate liability. Environmental Justice strategies in the world of oil. The low resolution report can be downloaded here. The high resolution report can be downloaded here. Abstract The impacts provoked by the expanding …

There is no environmental justice

By Leah Temper. The recent Kiobel verdict in the Supreme Court in favour of Shell that will limit the ability to try corporations for human and environmental rights abuses under the Alien …

The greenwashing king of asbestos and the end of impunity

On February 13, an Italian court sentenced Swiss businessman Stephan Schmidheiny and Belgian Baron Jean-Louis Marie Ghislain de Cartier to 16 years imprisonment. They were found guilty for negligent behavior …

Thyssen-Krup Steel Company tries to silence EJOLT partner with a slapp suit

Researchers from EJOLT partner Fiocruz are being sued for evaluating impacts caused by ThyssenKrupp Atlantic Steel Company in Santa Cruz, Brazil. Please sign this declaration of support, send an email with your …

It’s paytime for Chevron’s ecological debt in Ecuador

On 3 January 2012, an appellate court in Ecuador confirmed an earlier lower court decision that found Chevron-Texaco guilty of a wide range of damages linked to their former oil …

Rio Tinto: neglecting environmental justice and facing up the courts

In 1969, during Australian administration of the Bougainville island as a UN Trust Territory, Conzinc Rio Tinto Australia (CRA) opened a large copper and gold mine with forced community evictions. …