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Ecuadorean judge defends pollution ruling in Chevron case

Source: 
Bloomberg

Testifying before a federal judge, Nicolas Zambrano, a former Ecuadorean judge who ordered a $19 billion pollution ruling against Chevron Corp., rejected the company's allegation that he had outside help in writing his ruling, Bloomberg reports.

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Analysis: The language of risk and reward in carbon

Biographer Robert Caro wrote of Lyndon B. Johnson in his "Master of the Senate" that Johnson had a "genius for studying a man and learning his strengths and weaknesses and hopes and fears," and a gift "for using what a man wanted, to get from him what he wanted, to sell the man on his point of view."

While there is no LBJ among today's climate change activists, they may be getting some traction in applying Johnson's principles. They are trying to get Wall Street's attention by talking about how global warming will hit stock portfolios.

Oil

Judge hears testimony from lawyer who left Ecuadorians' counsel

Source: 
Bloomberg

A federal judge overseeing Chevron's fraud case against Ecuadorians who won a $19 billion pollution judgment heard testimony from a lawyer who helped finance the initial pollution case before leaving over concerns over how the case was being run, Bloomberg reports.

Oil

EPA settles with Whiting over Arkansas spill

Source: 
NWA Online

Whiting Oil and Gas Corp. agreed to pay a $58,570 fine to settle Environmental Protection Agency allegations it violated the Clean Water Act for a Sept. 2012 oil spill in Arkansas, NWA Online reports.

Oil

Ecuadorian judge says he took bribes in Chevron pollution trial

Source: 
Bloomberg

A former Ecuadorian judge who issued a $19 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. for alleged pollution testified in federal court that he and a fellow judge had taken bribes from the plaintiff's lawyers, Bloomberg reports.

Oil

North Dakota regulators find no leaked oil in water sources

Source: 
The Associated Press

North Dakota regulators said no oil spilled from a ruptured Tesoro pipeline has shown up in surface waters or groundwater sources, The Associated Press reports.

Oil

Surge seen in oil found on Louisana's coast

Source: 
Reuters

Louisiana regulators reported that more than 3 million pounds of "oily material" were found on the state's coast this year, compared to just 200,000 pounds cleaned up over the same period last year, Reuters reports.

Oil

Financier of Chevron Ecuador lawsuit testifies to judge on regrets

Source: 
Bloomberg

Burford Capital CEO Christopher Bogart, a financier of an environmental lawsuit that won a $19 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. for alleged pollution in Ecuador, told a judge of his regret when he learned the settlement may have been won by fraud, Bloomberg reports.

Oil

ND wants answers on ruptured pipeline inspections

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials are trying to determine if Tesoro Corp. knew about potential problems with a pipeline that leaked more than 20,000 barrels of crude oil in a wheat field in the northwestern part of the state.

Oil

Chevron: Ecuador spill judgment won through fraud

Source: 
Bloomerg

Chevron Corp. argued in federal court that the $19 billion pollution judgment against it in Ecuador was won through fraud and should not be enforced, Bloomberg reports.

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