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Texaco remediation was thorough and complete

“…[N]ew proof has emerged that the oil giant never touched the majority of toxic waste pits that it certified as clean to Ecuador’s government in exchange for a legal release,” said a lawyer for the Amazon Defense Coalition. …”The release….does provide evidence of an underlying fraud that proves the remediation never really occurred, despite Chevron’s claims…” – Amazon Defense Coalition Press Release: 3/24/09

Texaco Petroleum’s remediation program is a well-documented matter of public record, and this “evidence” of an alleged fraud is a knowing and deliberate fabrication by the plaintiffs. The Government of Ecuador and Petroecuador certified – and investigations by the Controller General’s office in Ecuador have confirmed – that Texaco Petroleum completed remediation in every one of the pits for which it was responsible, in accordance with all local and international regulations, accepted operating practices and contractual obligations.

Plaintiffs’ attorneys and the activists know – and are conveniently ignoring – that Petroecuador did not cooperate in the remediation program at the time when Texaco Petroleum carried out its commitments, and that Petroecuador did not begin a remediation program until 2005, promising to remediate all the remaining pits by 2010.

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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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