Chevron lost the fight. The oil giant IS responsible for the contamination in Ecuador and was ordered by a court to pay $18 billion fine. Chevron’s lawyers and PR team have tried pretty much everything to get out of the responsibility, but being found guilty doesn’t stop them from going even further in their dirty battle.
Bringing relief to the Ecuadorians suffering because Chevron’s toxic waste has contaminated their homeland should be a priority, but the oil giant simply refuses to do it. All of the company’s assets in Ecuador have been sold so Ecuadorians can’t collect them and people fighting for the justice on behalf of the victims are being intimidated and spied on! Two lead lawyers for the Ecuadorians are being followed and taped by the investigative firms that Chevron has hired! Even their families are under Chevron’s constant surveillance!!
Chevron is fighting so hard to avoid paying for its own mess but wasting money on private investigators hired to harass innocent people is apparently not a big deal.
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