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The Ecuador Lawsuit. – Chevron Defies New York State Officials Who Seek Settlement in Ecuador Case

Date: Oct 31, 2011

Coverage of Chevron’s FOIL request for documents regarding connections between the New York Comptroller’s office and plaintiffs’ representatives in the Chevron Ecuador case:

“All legitimate scientific evidence submitted during the litigation in Ecuador proves that TexPet’s remediation was effective and that the sites it remediated pose no unreasonable risks for human health or the environment,” Chevron officials have pointed out. Moreover, Ecuador’s state-owned company, Petroecuador, was actually the majority owner of the consortium that included Texaco and bears responsibility, with the government of Ecuador, for any environmental damage that has occurred in the region, Chevron has argued.

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