Murder for Money

Real News looks at the 18–year lawsuit by five indigenous tribes in the Ecuadorian rainforest against Chevron Texaco. The suit, in which Texaco was proven to have dumped billions of gallons of toxic waste into Amazon rivers, has repeatedly been delayed by Chevron in order to wear down the plaintiffs. Meanwhile, the waste dumps continue to contaminate the groundwater and rivers, as the indigenous tribes suffering from petrochemical diseases go extinct. As the attorney for the tribes remarks, no amount of money can ever undo the ecological damage or the genocide of the forest’s inhabitants, and for that crime against humanity, Chevron Texaco should pay dearly.

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~ by Jay Taber on December 25, 2010.

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