Greg Palast: Oil Dictatorships are the bigger threat to the global economy + Chevron vs. the Amazon

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February 15, 2011

Chevron's Toxic Legacy in Ecuador's Amazon

Image by Rainforest Action Network via Flickr

RussiaToday | February 17, 2011

This time Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, talk about Guanxi schemes selling fictional forests for real money, while real farmland cant find even a virtual penny. In the second half of the show, Max talks to author and documentary filmmaker, Greg Palast, about whether it is peak oil or oil dictatorships that is the bigger threat to the global economy.

Keiser Report: Welcome to Fakeville (E122)


Chevron vs. the Amazon

RTAmerica | February 17, 2011

In one of largest environmental judgments ever, a court in Ecuador ordered Chevron to pay $8.6 billion in reparations to the victims of oil pollution in a remote rainforest in Ecuador. Chevron calls the court system in Ecuador corrupt, and it could interrupt the day to day business. Investigative Journalist Greg Palast says President Obama told BP immediately to pony up money to pay for the damage to the gulf but will he have the same message for an American company?


Is Chevron destroying the Amazon?

RTAmerica | February 17, 2011

Chevron Petroleum Corporation is attempting to get out of an $8 billion judgment rendered by a trial court in Ecuador for cancer deaths, illnesses and destruction caused by its sub company Texaco. ThinkProgress Climate Editor Brad Johnson says Chevron can certainly absorb the cost to clean up the Ecuadorian rainforest just as BP did to clean up the Gulf of Mexico.


Chevron Runs from Judgment in Ecuador by Greg Palast

Noam Chomsky: How Climate Change Became a “Liberal Hoax” + Dmitry Orlov: Peak Oil Lessons From The Soviet Union

Peak Oil and a Changing Climate

Greg Palast: Ecuador- The Presidential Interview (2008)

World’s Largest Environmental Lawsuit in Ecuador

Peak Oil