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Ecuador: Emergency Action Alert - OCP Protesters in Amazon Attacked by Military!

Author: Amazon Watch, Published on: 28 February 2002

Protests against Ecuador’s new OCP pipeline turned fatal yesterday as thousands of striking OCP construction workers and local residents in the northern Ecuadorian Amazon were attacked by the country's armed forces...For over thirty years, state and foreign oil companies like Texaco and Occidental Petroleum have pumped the region for billions of barrels of oil, while indigenous communities, local farmers, and townspeople have watched it descend into environmental, social, and economic ruin.

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Related companies: Chevron Occidental Petroleum Texaco (part of Chevron)