Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Amazon River Basin

After today's class discussion, I looked into the Amazon River Basin and found this article. I hadn't heard much about it in the news and thought it was interesting.

It shocked me that after winning this lawsuit, because Chevron doesn't have any properties or refineries actually located in Ecuador, the Ecuadorean courts have no way to make them pay for the damage and cost of lives and resources that Chevron has destroyed. I realize it's an American company, but based off of the facts presented in this article, the whole situation is completely unethical and scary that a company can get away with something at this scale.

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