Disasters

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  • 26 Mar 2019- 06:07 by Local Press Report QUITO International Atomic Energy Association Southeast Ecuador is home to a constellation of copper and gold mines, which have sustained economic activity in the region for decades. The Zamora River — which passes through the area before emptying into the
  • 29 Jul 2016- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Attorneys for 30,000 Ecuadorians affected by pollution in the country’s Amazon region said this week that they will take their case against oil giant Chevron to a Canadian court. Hearings on the claim will be held in September, Prensa
  • 25 Jan 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The District Court of the Hague last week denied an attempt by Ecuador to overturn an earlier arbitration court ruling handed down against the country in its multi-billion-dollar Amazon pollution case against US-based oil
  • 8 Sep 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Ontario, Canada Canada’s Supreme Court on September 4th ruled that a group of Ecuadorian villagers can sue US oil giant Chevron in Canada as part of their effort to collect a $9.5 billion USD judgment for environmental damage in the Amazon
  • 4 Jun 2015- 09:20 by Local Press Report QUITO teleSUR The Nobel Prize for Peace winner and internationally renowned indigenous rights activist Rigoberta Menchu paid a visit on Wednesday to the area of Ecuador's Amazon affected by the United States-based oil company Chevron-Texaco. Ecosystems
  • 10 Feb 2015- 10:37 by Local Press Report QUITO Hinton Communications Rainforest villagers from Ecuador are demanding that Chevron’s lead appellate counsel Theodore B. Olson and their own government immediately make public the contents of a new forensic report that appears to prove that the oil
  • 6 Feb 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador US oil giant Chevron this week rejected a proposal to use $106 million USD that the Ecuadorian government owes it for breach of contract to compensate indigenous communities affected by toxic wastewater sumping n the country's Amazon
  • 10 Dec 2014- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador José Isidro Tendetza Antúnm, an indigenous Ecuadorian leader and vocal opponent of the Chinese-operated Mirador mine in Ecuador’s Cordillera del Condor region, was found murdered last week, shortly before he was scheduled to attend the
  • 6 Nov 2014- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Indigenous Ecuadorian groups this week called on US Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson, who is currently visiting the South American country, to demand that US oil giant Chevron pay the $9.5 billion USD judgment handed down
  • 22 May 2014- 09:59 by Local Press Report QUITO Reuters Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa on Tuesday accused U.S oil company Chevron of deceiving the country's justice system in a decades-long trial over pollution in the Amazon by seeking to avoid inspections of areas contaminated by oil
  • 8 May 2014- 10:03 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC Politico Patton Boggs has agreed to pay $15 million to Chevron and pull out of a case in which the law firm had sought to enforce a multibillion-dollar judgment against the giant oil company over decades-old contamination of Ecuador’s Amazon.
  • 25 Apr 2014- 09:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Ecuador has concluded the last of a series of nationwide consultations on the proposed new Water Law. The final consultation was held in El Oro province, where some 250 residents attended a public hearing on the proposed legislation.
  • 10 Dec 2013- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Researchers from Chile’s Center for Environmental Technologies (CETAM) have found a link between urban pollution and glacier retreat in the Andes region. A CETAM study found that pollutant particulates from the Chilean capital, Santiago,
  • 14 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador The Ecuadorian Supreme Court this week upheld the liability finding against US oil giant Chevron Corporation for contamination in the nation’s Amazon region, although it reduced the company’s fine by half-- from $19 billion USD to $9.5
  • 10 Sep 2013- 06:52 by Local Press Report QUITO France 24 US oil giant Chevron, hit in Ecuador with a record $19 billion fine for pollution, asked Monday for the court to consider what it claimed was "new evidence" the judge in the case was corrupt. In a statement in Quito, the company--

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