For Immediate Release
Nell Greenberg, Rainforest Action Network, 510.847.9777
Caroline Bennett, Amazon Watch, 510.520.9390
SAN FRANCISCO-Today a court in Lago Agrio, Ecuador has ruled in favor of the residents of Ecuador's Amazon region who have spent the last 18 years seeking damages for crude oil pollution. Chevron inherited the suit when it bought Texaco in 2001, and has denied the allegations of environmental damage.