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7/21/09 – Toxic Revenge – A $27 billion lawsuit against Chevron won’t clean Ecuador’s dirty slate

Date: Jul 21, 2009

[archive-title]“Toxic Revenge – A $27 billion lawsuit against Chevron won’t clean Ecuador’s dirty slate
By Silvia Santacruz – Forbes.com, July 21, 2009
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“But where were the Ecuadorian government and Petroecuador all these years when remediation at Lago Agrio was badly needed? During the 1970s and 1980s, when the pollution allegedly occurred, Petroecuador did nothing to provide suitable cleanup or social assistance for the Amazonian people. Between 2000 and 2008, 1,415 oil spills occurred in Ecuador under the sole authority of Petroecuador. Chevron-Texaco ceased operations in Ecuador in 1990, and today has no operations or assets in the Andean nation.”
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