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Contra Costa Times – Chevron applauds plans for cleanup in Ecuador

San Ramon-based Chevron praised a recent decision by Ecuador’s government-owned oil company, Petroecuador, to complete the cleanup of oil-contaminated sites for which Petroecuador is responsible.

Petroecuador has set a budget of $70 million to clean up its sites in an area that is larger than the sites that Chevron is responsible for cleaning up. Chevron became responsible for an oil cleanup when it bought Texaco, which had petroleum operations in the Amazon jungle of Ecuador.

Chevron is defending against a multibillion-dollar legal action in connection with oil contamination in the region.

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#Factsmatter: An international arbitration panel found ‘no cogent evidence’ supporting #Ecuador’s claim that #Texaco failed to comply with terms of remediation in #Amazon.
The @WSJ sums this case up nicely, “[Steven Donziger] and his team fabricated evidence, promised $500,000 to an #Ecuadorean judge to rule in their favor, ghostwrote much of the final verdict and took other actions that ‘perverted’ the course of #justice. Mr. Donziger disputes the…
Shameless. Disbarred and convicted of criminal contempt of court for bribing an Ecuadorian judge in an attempted extortion scheme, @SDonziger is nonetheless accepting invitations to speak at #climate rallies. Read more about this adjudicated racketeer:
Sworn testimony: While Texaco met its environmental obligations in the Amazon, #Ecuador’s national oil company did “absolutely nothing” to address its own remediation in the area. #FactsMatter:
DENIED: @SCOTUS rejects hearing case of Steven Donziger, who bribed Ecuadorian judge in failed effort to bilk Chevron for billions of dollars.

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