Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Chevron fined for Amazon pollution by Ecuador court

A court in Ecuador has fined US oil giant Chevron $8.6bn (£5.3bn) for polluting a large part of the country's Amazon region.

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.

Chevron's profits last year? $19bn.

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