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The Fraudulent Chevron Ecuador Lawsuit: Setting the Record Straight (Part III: Did International Oil Firms Despoil Eastern Ecuador’s Environment?)

Date: Feb 17, 2012

In a three-part series, Professor Douglas Southgate of Ohio State University, examines the Chevron Ecuador lawsuit at length:

This post refutes the charge that environmental damage is the responsibility of foreign firms alone. Indeed, it is the state company, Petroecuador, that was chiefly responsible for environmental despoliation in the Amazon region. These postings are timely in light of a recent article in The New Yorker, [1] a new book about the construction of a trans-Andean pipeline, [2] and other literature in which IOCs’ actions in Ecuador are criticized.

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