ELAW Wins David vs. Goliath

December 8, 2011

Dear friends,

ELAW is pleased to share news of a David & Goliath victory:

U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin ruled last week that Chevron has made "unduly burdensome" demands for potential evidence from ELAW.  This order comes in connection with a case seeking justice for communities in Ecuador suffering the effects of oil pollution.

"ELAW works to protect communities and the environment from environmental abuses.  That work is going to make powerful corporations angry.  Sometimes they are going to come after us." says Bern Johnson, ELAW Executive Director.

Read the full order from Judge Coffin here.

Read more in Eugene's Register-Guard.

ELAW works to strengthen the rule of law around the world.  "When the rule of law is properly applied, David gets to play on a more level playing field with Goliath," says Johnson.

Many thanks for your support! 


Maggie Keenan
Communications Director
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide