Myth 5: Texaco Petroleum is solely responsible for the problems in Ecuador’s Oriente region

Chevron is being blamed for a situation that is the sole responsibility of the Ecuadorian government and Petroecuador. Petroecuador, Ecuador’s state-owned oil company, was the majority partner in the consortium with Texaco Petroleum. Today, Petroecuador still owns and operates the oilfields in the former Concession area as well as other fields in the Amazon. Petroecuador took over consortium operations in …

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chevronecuadorMyth 5: Texaco Petroleum is solely responsible for the problems in Ecuador’s Oriente region

Myth 4: Oil contamination in water is the biggest health threat facing the Oriente

There is no question that the people of the Oriente region of Ecuador face a series of challenges regarding health in their communities.  However, they are being deceived by the trial lawyers and activists who have brought this lawsuit. The major health concerns in the Oriente region are not the result of oil operations, but are related to a lack …

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chevronecuadorMyth 4: Oil contamination in water is the biggest health threat facing the Oriente

Myth 3: The judicial system in Ecuador is fair and independent

The judicial system in Ecuador is not fair and is far from independent. Since assuming office in January 2007, President Correa has consolidated his power over all of Ecuador, including its political, financial, and media institutions: Correa consolidated political power when the Constituent Assembly, which is dominated by his political party, Alianza PAIS, drafted a new constitution, dissolved the National …

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chevronecuadorMyth 3: The judicial system in Ecuador is fair and independent

Myth 2: There have been over 1,400 cancer deaths as a result of oil pollution

The cancer claims made by Richard Cabrera is one of the most shocking examples of the absurdity of his work.  Cabrera, a mining engineer with no experience or training in oilfield remediation work, was appointed by the court to assess possible environmental damage. This is an environmental remediation case, and none of the 48 named plaintiffs have claims for cancer …

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chevronecuadorMyth 2: There have been over 1,400 cancer deaths as a result of oil pollution

Trial lawyers seeking a major payday don’t often want the facts to get in the way of a good story

And they’ll keep telling their story over and over again with more and more embellishment until someone either confronts them with the truth or pays them to stop. Here is one of the major myths the US-based trial lawyers and environmental activist groups have spun in a naked attempt to tarnish Chevron’s reputation in the U.S. and pressure the company …

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chevronecuadorTrial lawyers seeking a major payday don’t often want the facts to get in the way of a good story