Ecuador Ditches Plan To Protect Amazon From Oil Drilling

Six years ago, President Correa made the international community an offer: come up with half of the $7.2 billion value of a 4,000 square mile section of the Amazon jungle and Ecuador would refrain from drilling for oil….Last year, Ecuador won a major battle with Chevron in which the company was ordered to pay $18.2 billion after it polluted Amazonian rivers with 16 billion gallons of oil sludge from 1964-1990. Chevron are continuing to contest the case!

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