SustainableBusiness.com News, July 15, 2013
Chevron is attempting to fight back by claiming it is a victim of conspiracy and incredibly, a US federal judge has given the company access to email and internet use by environmental advocates in order to build its case.
A federal judge ruling enforces Chevron's subpoena for Microsoft to provide IP usage records and identity information for email accounts owned by over 100 environmental activists, journalists and attorneys. Chevron has also subpoenaed Yahoo! and Google.
The subpoena requires personal information on each account holder and IP addresses for every log-in over a nine year period, which could be used to map individuals' locations and associations over nearly a decade, note the Electronic Frontier Foundation and EarthRights International, which are fighting the decision.
Here's the background on the case. Chevron was indicted for dumping 18.5 billion gallons of oil waste in the Ecuadorean Amazon.