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22 Okt 2009

Rick Sanchez, CNN

Texaco blamed for ruining land & killing people

American oil giant Chevron (relatively new parent company of Texaco) is being blamed for a major ecological emergency in another country. A rainforest in an area the size of Rhode Island in northern Ecuador is struggling after decades of oil drilling by, among other oil interests, Texaco... More than a thousand people have died from cancers blamed on the crude oil introduced to the drinking water and ecosystem... Chevron is being sued for $27 billion. Rick Sanchez interviews two women here [Kerry Kennedy, working with plaintiffs; Silvia Garrigo of Chevron]. It's the quest for justice and accountability on one side, and a sympathetic, but defiant corporation on the other.

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Ecuador: CNN interviews Kerry Kennedy (President, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights), Silvia Garrigo (Chevron) on pollution lawsuit

Texaco/Chevron lawsuits (re Ecuador)