Ecuador plans on continuing fight against Chevron

Posted on September 30, 2013 • Filed under: Conflicts, Economy, Oil

During a visit to New York for the United Nations General Assembly, Ecuador’s foreign minister Ricardo Patino joined independent media outlet Democracy now! on September 23 to discuss his government’s involvement in two closely watched environmental legal battles.

An Ecuadorean court has ordered US oil giant Chevron to pay US$19 billion to indigenous and rural Ecuadoreans for the dumping of as much as 18.5 billion gallons of highly toxic waste sludge into the rainforest. But Chevron has refused, winning a partial victory in September when a Hague-based international arbitration panel delivered an interim ruling questioning the validity of the original 2011 verdict. Read Article


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