Thursday, February 24, 2011

[EmergingEthnoNetwork] Chevron to pay for polluting Ecuadorean jungle

CARACAS, Venezuela — A judge in a tiny courtroom in the Ecuadorean Amazon ruled Monday that the oil giant Chevron was responsible for polluting remote tracts of Ecuadorean jungle and ordered the company to pay more than $9 billion in damages, one of the largest environmental awards ever.


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