The following is an excerpt from page 248 of the book “The Tyranny of Oil” by Author Antonia Juhasz:

“[the law firm of] Jones Day also represents Chevron in a $6 billion lawsuit in which five indigenous groups and eighty Ecuadorian communities are demanding recompense for the destruction of their homes, health, environment and livelihoods. The lawsuit Aguinda v. Chevron, arues that from 1964 to 1992 Texaco built and operated oil exploration and production facilities in the northern region of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Indigenous communities were removed from the land to make way for the oil facilities, and more than 1 million hectares [2.47105381 million acres] of ancient rain forest were cleared. According to the suit, rather than install the standard environmental controls of the time for reinjecting toxic drilling waters back into the ground, Texaco dumped 18.5 billion gallons of toxic waste directly into the rainforest – a spill roughly thirty times larger than the amount spilled in the Exxon Valdez disaster. The result, the plaintiffs argue, is an exploding health crisis years later among the region’s indigenous and farmer communities, including shockingly high incidences of leukemia and lymphoma, as well as cervical, stomach, larynx, liver and bile duct cancer.”

This is the same Chevron Obama spent his energy on helping with the Korean Free Trade deal. Basically, Obama and Hillary’s State Departments find countries where these Oligarchs can get away with abuses they can’t get away with in America.


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