Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa lashed out at the Washington Free Beacon over the weekend, accusing it of being in hock to oil company Chevron, which is engaged in a legal battle involving alleged environmental damage in the South American nation.
A Spanish company with ties to the Ecuadorian government is abusing copyright infringement claims to censor communications by oil company Chevron that allege corruption by the administration of Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, the company claimed on Thursday.
Chevron CEO John Watson said the key to American energy independence lies in the Dakotas, Pennsylvania, and other states ripe with non-traditional fossil fuels during a Tuesday speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
A consortium of environmental and consumer advocacy groups filed a Federal Elections Commission complaint Tuesday alleging that oil giant Chevron violated pay-to-play laws when it donated $2.5 million to the Congressional Leadership Fund, a "super" political action committee tied to House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio).
Attorneys representing environmentalist groups in a lawsuit against a major oil company bribed an Ecuadorian judge to issue a multi-billion dollar judgment against that oil company, according to sworn testimony by a judge involved in the scheme.
Rep. Steve Israel (D., N.Y.), chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, slammed Chevron for donating to a GOP-affiliated Super PAC—but has said nothing about the oil company's donations to Democrats.