Ecuador

 

A victory for David over Goliath

A judge in Ecuador has ordered oil-giant Chevron to pay nearly $9 billion in damages and cleanup costs for contaminating the Amazon jungle.

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  Chevron vs. 30,000 Ecuadorian rainforest dwellers and a filmmaker

Over the course of three years director Joe Berlinger followed one of the largest and most controversial class-action environmental lawsuits in the world, which pits 30,000 rainforest dwellers from the Amazon jungle in Ecuador against the oil giant Chevron. Then Berlinger was dragged into his own battle with Chevron when they subpoenaed him to turn over 600 hours of his unused outtakes.

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