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Chevron Cites Bias and Improper Collaboration in Rejecting Conclusions of Report Submitted to Ecuadorian Court

Chevron Corporation said today that it will petition the Superior Court in Lago Agrio to strike from the record a flawed and patently partisan report submitted in the ongoing environmental lawsuit filed by Ecuadorian citizens against Chevron…. The purported purpose of the report, presented to the Court yesterday by Richard Cabrera, a mining engineer appointed by the Court, was to evaluate what, if any, environmental effects exist in the area of the former consortium between Petroecuador…and Texaco Petroleum Company ("Texpet"), a Chevron subsidiary. Chevron has repeatedly presented objections to the Court about Cabrera's lack of qualifications and expertise, bias in favor of the plaintiffs, and violation of Court orders….

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