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Gapo
04.09.11, 17:53
A court in Ecuador has fined US oil giant Chevron $8.6bn (5.3bn) for polluting a large part of the country's Amazon region.

BBC News - Chevron fined for Amazon pollution by Ecuador court (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-12460333)

This is a great defeat for the oil industry :thumbsup: Nonetheless, Chevron has appealed the legal judgment given by the Ecuador court [1] (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-12725490). A classic attempt at using their resources to fight a good precedent. In a nutshell, it is David versus Goliath.


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