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Ecuadoran Wants Chevron to Fix Oil Damage Inflicted on Amazon

Ecuadoran Takes Rain Forest Plea to Chevron
22 May 2003 | The San Francisco Chronicle

Eduardo Silvio Chapal Quintera has traveled more than 3,000 miles by foot, canoe, bus and plane from his village in the Ecuadoran Amazon in hopes of telling ChevronTexaco's CEO David O'Reilly how destructive oil drilling has been to his land and his people.     More »

Indigenous Ecuadoreans ask ChevronTexaco to Clean Up Rain Forest

22 May 2003 | Associated Press

Leaders of Ecuadorean indigenous communities who claim ChevronTexaco destroyed their rain forest home during decades of oil drilling have asked residents in the company's own hometown to press for a clean up of the mess.     More »

Big Oil's Dirty Secrets

8 May 2003 | The Economist

Even as it celebrates soaring profits-thanks to higher prices during the war-and soaring share prices, now war is over, the oil industry faces a new danger largely of its own creation. It will surprise nobody to learn that oil and ethics mix about as well as oil and water.     More »

Suit Says ChevronTexaco Dumped Poisons in Ecuador

8 May 2003 | The New York Times

A group of American lawyers representing more than 30,000 indigenous people in Ecuador filed a $1 billion lawsuit against the ChevronTexaco Corporation yesterday.     More »

Ecuadorean Indians Sue Texaco

8 May 2003 | BBC News

A group of Ecuadorean Indians is filing a billion-dollar lawsuit in Quito against the US oil giant, ChevronTexaco. They accuse the company of destroying large areas of rainforest and contaminating local land and rivers.     More »

Case in Ecuador Viewed As Key Pollution Fight

U.S. Legal Team Suing ChevronTexaco
6 May 2003 | The Washington Post

For tourists wanting to see the Ecuadoran Amazon, Lago Agrio is a major jumping off point. But the area right around the city of 26,000 has no flora and fauna to speak off, despite being surrounded by what used to be the rain forest.     More »

ChevronTexaco Faces Billion-Dollar Lawsuit In Ecuador

2 May 2003 | Dow Jones

A tiny courthouse in an isolated pocket of the Amazon could soon hold the key to a billion-dollar lawsuit against U.S. oil giant ChevronTexaco Corp.     More »

ChevronTexaco Faces $5 bln Ecuador Pollution Suit

2 May 2003 | Reuters

ChevronTexaco (CVX.N) next week will begin its defense in a multibillion dollar legal battle in Ecuador against accusations it has polluted portions of the country's Amazon region, the company said.     More »

'Sour Lake' Suit Finally Gets Trial

ChevronTexaco Accused of Amazon Dumping
1 May 2003 | San Francisco Chronicle

When Texaco quit drilling in Ecuador in 1992 after nearly 30 years, it left behind what critics describe as an enormous toxic dump of 1.8 million gallons of spilled crude oil -- almost twice the size of the Exxon Valdez spill.     More »

2003 Ecuador Legal Complaint

May 2003

This is the legal complaint filed in 2003 in Lago Agrio, after a US appeals court ruled that the case against Chevron should be heard in Ecuador.     More »