GreenTracker| Texaco, which merged with Chevron in 2001, says it will appeal the ruling in an Ecuador court fining the oil giant $9 billion for polluting a significant part of the country’s Amazon region. Chevron is accused of dumping billions of gallons of toxic materials into unlined pits and Amazon rivers.
The lawsuit brought on behalf of 30,000 Ecuadoreans has already dragged on for nearly two decades.
Digging into our archives, Anne’s memory is correct. Sting’s wife Trudie Styler has acted as a primary activist on this issue, driving the 20-year-long fight for environmental justice in the Amazon.
Trudi Styler’s 2009 project ‘Crude’, presented at Sundance in 2009 with director Joe Berlinger, deals with this lawsuit.
Trudie Styler | Smart Sensuality Environmental Activist AOC Green Beings