Chevron 94 - no ethanol
Are we as consumers, happily pumping this shit into out bikes, partially reponsible for all of this:
Amazon pollution: US oil firm Chevron fined in Ecuador
Maria Eugenia Briceno lives in the area affected by the pollution Continue Texaco faces $1bn lawsuit
Ecuador country profile
US oil firm Chevron has been fined for polluting rivers and rainforest areas in Ecuador.
The fine, reported to be $8bn (£5bn), follows a legal battle lasting years. Chevron said it would appeal.
The oil firm Texaco, which merged with Chevron in 2001, was accused of dumping billions of gallons of toxic materials into unlined pits and Amazon rivers.
Campaigners say crops were damaged and farm animals killed, and that local cancer rates increased.
The lawsuit against Chevron was brought on behalf of 30,000 Ecuadoreans.
The plaintiffs said the company's activities had destroyed large areas of rainforest and also led to an increased risk of cancer among the local population.
The trial began in 2003 after almost a decade of legal battles in the US ended with a US appeals court ruling that the dispute should be heard in Ecuador.
Environmentalists hope the case the case will set a precedent forcing companies operating in the developing world to comply with the same anti-pollution standards as in the industrialised nations.
'Product of fraud'
Ecuadorian Indian groups said Texaco - which merged with Chevron in 2001 - dumped more than 18bn gallons of toxic materials into the unlined pits and rivers between 1972 and 1992.
Protesters said the company had destroyed their livelihood. Crops were damaged, farm animals killed and cancer increased among the local population, they said.
this is news? we have been doing this all over the world for generations.
we would much rather go and protest the cutting down of a few trees in stanley park than actually having the inconvenience of not being able to go and fill our suvs and bmws with cheap gas.
oil, gas, minerals, ores, timber, diamonds, gold...
the list goes on, and it doesn't get much better.
Happy Valentines day. diamonds are forever.
Wait until their gas will no longer be subsidized, because Chevron will have to pay the fine... Say bye bye to $2/gallon gas.
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