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Awani
01-24-2012, 11:47 AM
No one is untouchable.


Yesterday, an Ecuadorian appellate court upheld a historic $18 billion award against Chevron for the company's deliberate contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon. The decision is the largest environmental award ever handed down and the result of an 18-year legal battle brought by some 30,000 indigenous peoples and farmers seeking a clean up of contaminated sites, clean drinking water, and health care.

http://amazonwatch.org/news/2012/0104-chevron-guilty-verdict-upheld-by-ecuador-appellate-court

To be fair and balanced on Chevrons own site they write:


Today's decision is another glaring example of the politicization and corruption of Ecuador's judiciary that has plagued this fraudulent case from the start.

Bullshit in my book regardless.

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Ghislain
01-24-2012, 02:08 PM
Today's decision is another glaring example of the politicization and corruption of Ecuador's
judiciary that has plagued this fraudulent case from the start.

I like to think that I have an open mind, but this sounds like a child annoyed that they had been
caught by their mother with their hand in the cookie jar and claiming the mother had framed them.

I am not naive and corruption exists, however could anyone think that by any stretch of the imagination
the Ecuadorian Judiciary planted the oil pollution, poisoned the ground or its own people; maybe but
very unlikely. I guess you could say the Ecuadorians tempted Chevron with the oil and lulled them
into polluting the land so as to bring about this law suit. Bad Ecuadorians! http://users.eastlink.ca/~borderviewfarm/December%20Photos/smilie%20shaking%20head%20NO.gif

An apology from Chevron and a pledge for expedition of the courts request would have been more fitting.

Wankers.

Just hope the money gets used for the right purpose now.

Ghislain

Awani
01-24-2012, 02:12 PM
Well it is the indigenous people that took them to trial with the help of Amazon Watch and the like, so I doubt they did this without reason.


An apology from Chevron and a pledge for expedition of the courts request would have been more fitting.

Yes, the rules of good PR say that Chevron would do better admitting guilt, saying sorry and promising to do better in the future... such behavior kills the "bad guy" image... now they are just acting like they want to be boycotted.

Stupid.

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Awani
04-20-2012, 08:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUX0G82Zdcc

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