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Title: ECUADOR: LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST TEXACO
Author: Notisur writers
Subject(s): ECUADOR: LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST TEXACO
lawsuit
ChevronTexaco
Ecuadorean Indians
rain forest
contamination
pollution
law
lago Agrio
Quito
PetroEcuador
oil fields
waste pits
farm animals killed
cancer
Swift Graf
indigenous tribes
ancestral lands
polluted rivers
Cofan
Secoya
Elias Piguaje
spills
environmental requirements
waste water
New York federal court
multinational corporations
Centro de Derechos Economicos y Sociales
CDES
Amazon Watch
indigenous territory
Amazon rain forest
Kichwa
Shuar
Achuar
Burlington Resources of Texas
Compania General de Combustibles
CGC
Abstract: A US legal team filed a billion-dollar lawsuit in an Ecuadoran court on May 7 against US oil giant ChevronTexaco. The plaintiffs, a group of Ecuadoran Indians, accuse the company of destroying large areas of rain forest in Ecuador and contaminating local land and rivers. They say the pollution has increased the incidence of cancer among the local population. ChevronTexaco rejects the allegations and says the company met all its obligations under Ecuadoran law. The suit was filed in the Corte Superior de Justicia in the Amazonian town of Lago Agrio, 185 km northeast of Quito. Attorneys said the trial could last two years.
Date: 2003-05-23
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/11009

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