Director wary of Chevron claims in Ecuador
Allegations raised by…Chevron that a video shows Ecuadorian agents plotting against it are taken out of context, a filmmaker said. Chevron is defending a $27 billion lawsuit filed in Ecuador over claims its affiliate Texaco failed to take appropriate action to mitigate environmental damage from oil production from 1968 to 1992. Chevron said state-run Petroecuador is responsible for the damage. Chevron announced it was filing a petition to have the case dismissed. The company said footage from the documentary film "Crude" showed officials working for the plaintiff meeting with an expert to plan a damages report used falsely as an independent review.