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Texaco Memo

Company Destroyed Records of Oil Spills
17 July 1972

This 1972 memo submitted to the court reveals that Texaco's policy while operating in Ecuador was to hide evidence of oil spills, by destroying some records and deliberately not keeping others. This strongly indicates that Texaco knew it was conducting a polluting operation from the start.     Read more...

Amazon Residents Pursue Case Against Texaco

14 March 2002 | Oil Daily

An appeal being heard by a US District Court in New York, filed by thousands of residents of Ecuador's Amazon region against Texaco, may result in the first time that an US corporation is held accountable in this country for environmental damages caused in another country.     Read more...

Just Tourists on Broadway, but Barefoot and Craving Roast Monkey

12 March 2002 | New York Times

Ecuadorean Indians traveled about 3,000 miles to attend a hearing in court in Manhattan about a lawsuit over pollution on their land. One hopes to visit ground zero.     Read more...

Lawyer for Ecuador Urges Case Against Texaco Be Tried in United States

11 March 2002 | Associated Press

A lawyer for Ecuador urged a federal appeals court on Monday to let lawsuits seeking more than a billion dollars brought by Ecuadorean Indians against Texaco Inc. proceed in the United States.     Read more...

Map of Texaco Concession

Map showing Texaco's former concession area in Ecuador, spanning the watersheds of the Aguarico and Napo rivers, and the locations of oil fields within the concession area.     Read more...

Geographical Differences in Cancer Incidence in the Amazon Basin of Ecuador in Relation to Residence Near Oil Fields

International Journal of Epidemiology of the International Epidemiological Association

This report on a study completed by Anna-Karin Hurtig and Miguel San Sebastián was printed in the UK by the International Journal of Epidemiology of the International Epidemiological Association. It examines the link between cancer risk and exposure to oil operations in the Ecuadorian Amazon.     Read more...