EDITORIAL: Big Oil: So what happened to the $19 billion judgment against Chevron over rainforest pollution in Ecuador? Seems the leftist lawyer behind it all now finds himself in the dock on a RICO rap for a massive fraud.
This has been going on for years, the oft-repeated meme that Chevron, through its Texaco acquisition, polluted the rainforest floor and poisoned its helpless villagers. Activist Bianca Jagger is emblematic of this disregard for fact.
In the Huffington Post, she wrote that while she’s no apologist for Chevron’s accusers, the bottom line is: “Ecuadorian communities were the victims of exploitation by a multinational corporation, Texaco.”
The truth is exactly the opposite, and a slew of evidence pouring out of Ecuador now shows the charges that led to the huge court judgment were based on little more than deception, corruption and thuggery.