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6/21/09 – Oil and water mix in Ecuador

Oil and Water Mix in Ecuador”
By Debra Saunders – San Francisco Chronicle, June 21, 2009

“For starters, Chevron execs can argue that Petroecuador owns the pits and that Ecuador should have cleaned up the mess years ago. And rightly so. They can point to a similar but separate lawsuit against Chevron, which a federal judge in San Francisco dismissed because the attorneys for those Ecuadoran plaintiffs “manufactured” cancer claims. But the main reason Chevron can’t settle is that any deal it makes with the villagers of Lago Agrio could only serve to encourage more lawsuits.”
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