Yesterday marked a historic day for corporate accountability. A judge in Ecuador found Chevron guilty of massive oil contamination in the Amazon rainforest and ordered the company to pay over $8 billion to clean it up.
Of course, they will never have to pay it and will never clean it up but you can CLICK HERE to send them a note.
Be sure to watch CRUDE: THE REAL PRICE OF OIL an excellent documentary.
This morning I heard some guy on NPR claiming that oil and gas companies couldn’t get away with leaving their messes everywhere anymore.
Never mind all the horrendous messes in the shale drilling areas, what about THIS?
People who live in bubbles shouldn’t be allowed to speak on the radio.
UPDATE: See Greg Palast’s latest investigative report on Chevron in Ecuador. It’s in 2 parts.
Teaser from his newsletter:
Chevron Runs from Judgment in Ecuador
by Greg Palast – Exclusive for Truthout
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Chevron petroleum Corporation is attempting to slither out of an $8 billion judgment rendered yesterday by a trial court in Ecuador for cancer deaths, illnesses and destruction caused by its Texaco unit.
I’ve been there, in Ecuador.