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1 Aug 2008

Earthrights International

In Effort to Escape Liability for Toxic Pollution in Amazon, Oil Giant Chevron Lobbies Bush Administration to Punish Ecuador

Following a report this week that Chevron is using its influence with the Bush Administration and Congress to pressure Ecuador to dismiss a case accusing the oil giant of toxic pollution in the Amazon, critics are calling on Chevron to cease interfering in the foreign affairs of the U.S. government and allow the case to proceed through the Ecuadorian justice system...A Chevron lobbyist summed up the company’s approach regarding the Ecuador case, telling Newsweek magazine, “We can’t let little countries screw around with big companies . . .”

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Chevron lobbies US govt. to pull Ecuador trade preferences unless toxic oil waste lawsuit quashed

Texaco/Chevron lawsuits (re Ecuador)