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Ecuadorian Amazon registers the worst rains in 10 years; pipelines and roads are at risk

Yesterday, July 19, 2021, heavy rains were recorded in the provinces of Napo and Orellana, Ecuador’s Amazon. The unusual rainfall caused rivers to rise and landslides, putting at risk road infrastructure, electricity, oil and personal property in the area.

In the sector of the town of San Luis, El Chaco, in Napo, where the epicenter of the regressive erosion of the Coca River is located , which threatens the catchment works of the Coca Codo Sinclair hydroelectric plant, the Electric Corporation of Ecuador ( Celec ) performs daily monitoring. In yesterday’s report, he pointed out that at 2:00 p.m. the highest flow recorded possibly in 10 years occurred, reaching 3 400 m3 per second.

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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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