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Gov. Hochul Nominates Caitlin Halligan, Who Defended Chevron Against Steven Donziger, to Top NY Court

HeadlineApr 19, 2023

In more news from New York, environmental groups are blasting Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul over her nomination of Caitlin Halligan to the New York state Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court. Halligan represented Chevron as it pursued racketeering charges against the human rights lawyer Steven Donziger, who successfully sued Chevron on behalf of Ecuadorian Amazonian Indigenous peoples for massively polluting their ancestral land with oil. In a statement, the grassroots group Public Power NY said, “It’s time for Hochul to pick a side: does she stand with corporate polluters or with Environmental Justice communities here in New York and across the world?”

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