Thursday, September 4, 2008
Residents from Ecuador's Amazon Challenge Chevron-Texaco
In Ecuador's Amazon rainforest, a coalition of residents and indigenous nationalities are suing US-based oil company Chevron-Texaco. They say that 30 years of the company's oil exploitation has resulted in severe environmental and health damages in the region, including 428 cancer deaths. A recent report issued by a court expert determined that Chevron might have to pay up to $16 billion in damages. FSRN's Daniel Denvir traveled to the Ecuadorian Amazon to file this story.