“Led by a group of American lawyers, representing 48 plaintiffs, the Lago Agrio lawsuit attempts to apply the 1999 Environmental Management Act retroactively, issued one year after Texaco was granted a clean bill attesting that its remediation measures were successful. Ecuador’s Minister of Mines and Petroleum, and Petroecuador president, released Texaco from any further environmental liability in the future.
Incredibly, this legal outrage is backed by Correa, who joined Hollywood stars on a Toxic Tour. After his visit, he demanded Ecuador’s attorney general begin a criminal investigation against Texaco’s clean bill signatories.”
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