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Ecuador seeks Chevron probe; U.S. officials asked to look at rain forest contamination claim

Ecuador's attorney general has asked U.S. officials to investigate Chevron Corp's alleged "fraud and deceit" connected with oil-field contamination in the Amazon rain forest, the latest salvo in a long-running legal dispute. Attorney General Jose Maria Borja Gallegos wrote to his U.S. counterpart on Dec. 5, asking that the Justice Department look into accusations leveled at the company in a report issued by activists last month.

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