Green MEPs Jan Lambeth and Kieth Taylor both signed a letter from the Friends ofEcuador:
After 20 years of struggle, we demand justice for the Ecuadorian communities in their legal battle against Chevron
We deplore the on-going and systematic attempts of Chevron to avoid paying compensation to the communities in the Ecuadorian Amazonian severely affected by the oil giant’s dumping of billions of gallons of toxic waste there over decades.
This is a stark illustration of how huge corporate power can deny justice to the victims of social and environmental catastrophes.
Between 1964 and 1990, oil company Texaco – which merged with Chevron in 2001 – caused one of the world’s greatest environmental disasters. The oil in the waste product dumped in the Ecuadorian Amazon over this period is estimated to be 30 times the amount spilt in the Exxon Valdez disaster Continue reading