Chevron Runs from Judgment in Ecuador by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
February 15, 2011

Chevron's Toxic Legacy in Ecuador's Amazon

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Chevron petroleum Corporation is attempting to slither out of an $8 billion judgment rendered yesterday by a trial court in Ecuador for cancer deaths, illnesses and destruction caused by its Texaco unit.

I’ve been there, in Ecuador.

I met the victims.  They didn’t lose their shrimp boats; they lost their kids.  Emergildo Criollo, Chief of the Cofan Natives of the Amazon, told me about his three-year-old.  “He went swimming, then began vomiting blood.” Then he died.

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World’s Largest Environmental Lawsuit in Ecuador

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Chevron's Toxic Legacy in Ecuador's Amazon

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30,000 natives fight for compensation against Texaco (now Chevron), accused of 3 decades of toxic dumping in Amazon

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