Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Amazon residents win $8.6 billion ruling against Chevron



http://www.greatnewsnetwork.org/index.php/news/article/amazon_residents_win_86_billion_ruling_against_chevron/


A judge in Ecuador this week awarded $8.64 billion to Ecuadorian residents of the Amazon who had sued Chevron for years of crude oil pollution, but both sides said Tuesday they will appeal the verdict.

Chevron charges the verdict against them is the "product of fraud," and the plaintiffs say the size of the award is too small in comparison to what would be needed to do a real cleanup.


Read more here!!

http://www.greatnewsnetwork.org/index.php/news/article/amazon_residents_win_86_billion_ruling_against_chevron/

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