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Title: Brazil sues Chevron following oil spill
Author: Gaudín, Andrés
Subject(s): Latin America
Brazil
Ecuador
Chevron
Transocean
IBAMA
Frade oil field
Frente de Defensa de la Amazonía
energy
oil spill
environmental impacts
lawsuit
Abstract: Thanks to operations that lacked both integrity and reliability and which produced a spill of at least 300 barrels of crude a day for eight days, Chevron will have to pay millions of dollars in fines and damages. Chevron has become accustomed to such emergencies; in Ecuador, the court found it guilty but so far it has evaded compliance with the verdict thanks to a legion of lawyers who know well how to move through the corridors of power. The Brazil case seems to confirm environmentalists' fears: everything indicated that, after Nov. 8, 2011, the courts would exclude Chevron from the energy sector in a country that in the past year discovered what could be the largest oil reserves in the world.
Date: 2012-04-27
Publisher: NotiSur - Latin America Data Base
Citation: Gaudín, A. (2012, April 27). Brazil sues Chevron following oil spill. NotiSur 21(16): 1-3.
Description: Re-posted with permission from the publishers as a PDF document as part of an Institutional Repository collection to aggregate energy policy, regulation, dialogue and educational materials.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/20461
Available at: http://ladb.unm.edu/
ISSN: 1060-4189

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