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Chevron's Ted Boutrous Thoroughly Embarrassed Himself Last Week

The lawyer for Gibson Dunn, a firm known for its corporate attack dog efforts, has taken lying and slander to a new level. To Boutrous, giant fossil fuel corporations are the victims of legal attacks by environmental and human rights groups and the actual human rights violations or environmental destruction is either insignificant, or nonexistent in Ted’s view.  To top it off, Boutrous – defender of Chevron –...is lecturing that “the ends don’t justify the means.”  It’s not a coincidence that Chevron will find itself in court...trying to justify...the dumping 18 billion gallons of toxic waste into the Ecuadorian Amazon over the course of decades.

...He has the audacity to blame the people Chevron deliberately poisoned by intentionally dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Despite the fact that it is the largest oil-related disaster in history, which remains yet today in the form of almost 1,000 toxic waste pits...