Posts Tagged with "texaco"

Engineers Without Borders Arrives In Ecuador to Help Bring ClearWater to Amazon Communities

Monday, July 30, 2012

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Engineers Without Borders Arrives In Ecuador to Help Bring ClearWater to Amazon Communities

In the U.S. we often speak of environmental justice as an idea: a concept that guides our work, a state of ecological equity that we strive toward. But for the people here in Ecuador living with the massive oil pollution deliberately dumped here by by American oil company Texaco from 1962 to 1992, the concept [...]

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The Trial and the Road to Justice

Friday, March 30, 2012

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The Trial and the Road to Justice

The courthouse stands four stories high along the main drag of Lago Agrio. Like all other buildings in the town, the weather has gotten the best of it. It is tropically dilapidated. The colors, off-white with yellow trim, are ruined. The cement shows signs of crumbling, and from up close the black mold appears to [...]

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Life Among Cacao Fields And Oil Contamination

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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Life Among Cacao Fields And Oil Contamination

…a local man named Donald Moncayo showed me around. Wearing white surgical gloves, he dug up a fistful of black mud and held it so that the sunlight caught the telltale blue-orange tint of petroleum. At one fetid pit in a jungle glade, he stepped gingerly onto the surface of the pool, where the solid [...]

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BREAKING Appeals Court In Ecuador Upholds Verdict Against Chevron

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

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BREAKING Appeals Court In Ecuador Upholds Verdict Against Chevron

An appeals court in Ecuador has just upheld the $18 billion decision against Chevron for its massive oil pollution in the Amazon. Reuters reports: Ecuador court upholds $18 bln ruling against Chevron LAGO AGRIO, Ecuador Jan 3 (Reuters) – An Ecuadorean appeals court on Tuesday upheld a ruling that Chevron Corp should pay $18 billion in [...]

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Photo Essay from the Frontlines: Cultural & Environmental Destruction in the Ecuadorean Amazon

Monday, January 10, 2011

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Photo Essay from the Frontlines: Cultural & Environmental Destruction in the Ecuadorean Amazon

Matador Change recently published a  photo essay about Chevron’s legacy in Ecuador by Amazon Watch’s corporate campaigns director Mitch Anderson. Matador Change is the advocacy/altruism/social change part of the Matador Network, an online magazine devoted to travel and adventure. Check out the introduction to the photo essay and a few select photos, and then check [...]

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Life Has Changed On Ecuador’s Aguarico River Since Chevron’s Arrival

Friday, December 17, 2010

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Life Has Changed On Ecuador’s Aguarico River Since Chevron’s Arrival

The mighty Aguarico River is where the Cofán people have fished, bathed, and washed for many generations. The river also traditionally provided the community’s main source of drinking water. It was the lifeblood of the Cofán. But the Aguarico now holds a very different meaning for the Cofán and for Emergildo Criollo, a leader in [...]

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Forget the Black Gold, Just Clean Water Please

Monday, October 5, 2009

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I’m sitting opposite the ‘Hotel Black Gold’ as the sun goes down over Lago Agrio and the streets start to hum with evening traffic, people returning home from work and families out walking together. It’s hard to believe that just a few short hours ago this street was filled with hundreds of indigenous people and [...]

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In Ecuador, Resentment Oozes Long After an Oil Company Departs – NYTimes.com

Friday, May 15, 2009

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Link to original article: In Ecuador, Resentment Oozes Long After an Oil Company Departs – NYTimes.com. By SIMON ROMERO and CLIFFORD KRAUSS Moises Saman for The New York Times. An open oil pit near La Joya de los Sachas, Ecuador. Published: May 14, 2009 SHUSHUFINDI, Ecuador — Mention to Anita Ruíz the name of the [...]

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