Chevron Appealed to US Government for Help Avoiding Ecuador Pollution Fine

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The American oil trasnational Chevron appealed to the White House to influence President Rafael Correa to eliminate a lawsuit over pollution that the company faces in Ecuador, a local newspaper reported today. According to El Telégrafo, Chevron, formerly Texaco, which developed oilfields in Ecuador until 1992, authorized a lobbying company to contact Arturo Valenzuela, the U.S.