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Article

8 Aug 2002

Author:
Jane Perlez, New York Times

U.S. Backs Oil Giant on Lawsuit in Indonesia

The State Department is urging a United States court to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a human rights group against Exxon Mobil over its operations in a war-torn province of Indonesia. In response to a request by the corporation for an opinion, the department declared that pursuit of the case would harm Washington's campaign against terrorism.

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