Case: Metsagharun v. Chevron Nigeria
Chevron Illegally Flares Gas in Nigeria.
In what we believe was the first time that a public interest group used the FLA to assist communities in a case against a U.S. multinational corporation, we sought to obtain information from Chevron regarding the negative impacts of gas flaring in Nigeria. Nigerian communities had sued Chevron in Nigeria over gas flaring, and they sought environmental impact assessments and other documents from Chevron in the United States. The FLA action ended in a settlement in which Chevron agreed to turn over the requested documents. This action was inspired by Chevron itself, after the company tried to use the FLA to discredit its activist critics.