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Chevron condenada a pagar 8 mil millones de dólares en Ecuador

14 Febrero 2011 , Escrito por El polvorín Etiquetado en #Politica

La Justicia ecuatoriana ordenó a la compañía petrolera Chevron el pago de 8 mil 200 millones de dólares por daños ambientales. La empresa afirmó que apelará el fallo. Lo calificó como “ilegítimo e inaplicable”.



   Chevron. Condena de la Justicia ecuatoriana. Fuente: (lawwkly.com)  
Chevron. Condena de la Justicia ecuatoriana. (lawwkly.com)




El juez de la Corte provincial de Sucumbíos, Nicolás Zambrano, dictó la sentencia luego de 17 años de litigios.

Comunidades indígenas ecuatorianas iniciaron el proceso en 2003 en tribunales de Estados Unidos. Una década después el caso fue trasladado a Ecuador.

Las comunidades denunciaron a Texaco por derramar residuos tóxicos entre 1964 y 1990, que generaron daños a la salud y al ambiente. Chevron compró a la firma Texaco en 2001 mientras continuaba el litigio.

La compañía confirmó que apelará el fallo. Indicó que tomaron medidas en Estados Unidos y en tribunales internacionales para suspender la aplicación de la sentencia.

La semana pasada, un panel de la Corte Permanente de Arbitraje de La Haya prohibió en forma temporal la aplicación de cualquier sentencia emitida por el tribunal ecuatoriano contra Chevron.

Al mismo tiempo, un juez de Nueva York, en Estados Unidos, también emitió una orden temporal para impedir cobrar compensaciones a la compañía.

Las comunidades indígenas ecuatorianas exigían una reparación económica superior. Sin embargo, el abogado demandante, Pablo Fajardo, se manifestó conforme al señalar que "esta historia comienza a cambiar".

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auxilio alcalde 02/15/2011 15:39



 


Visita de inspección al Ecuador, Congreso de los EE.UU.



Visita a Ecuador con el representante Jim McGovern (Democrat-Massachusetts). La delegación pasó tres días en el este de Ecuador, región de la cuenca del Amazonas, cerca de la frontera con
Colombia. Hemos visitado los espacios que habían sido gravemente contaminados por la producción de petróleo, esto es tema del litigio en curso entre la compañía petrolera Chevron de los EE.UU. y
miles de ciudadanos de la región. www.cipcol.org/?m=200811



View of an oil waste pool in the Shushufindi 38 well, Orellana ...15 Feb 2011 ...
View of an oil waste pool in the Shushufindi 38 well, Orellana, Ecuador, drilled in the 1970s by Texaco company, seen here March 2010.
news.yahoo.com/...Shushufindi-38.../ecuadorcourtcompanyenvironmentchevronus_2011021510... - Estados UnidosView of an oil waste pool in
the well Shushufindi 38, drilled ...14 Feb 2011 ... View of an oil waste pool in the well Shushufindi 38
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news.yahoo.com/.../47437b7300515516beb8f33a98d0725d/ - Estados Unidos 








View of an oil waste pool in
the well Shushufindi 38, drilled ...14 Feb 2011 ... View of an oil waste pool in the well Shushufindi 38
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news.yahoo.com/.../47437b7300515516beb8f33a98d0725d/ - Estados Unidos 







Shushufindi 38 Oil Well Site, 2008 November 10- www.cipcol.org/?m=200811


 



Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) at Yuca 5 oil well site, 2008 November 9 www.cipcol.org/?m=200811



Shushufindi 38 Oil Well Site, 2008 November 10 www.cipcol.org/?m=200811


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Shushufindi 38 Oil Well Site, 2008
November 10 www.cipcol.org/?m=200811



On a barge outside Lago Agrio, Ecuador, 2008 November 10 www.cipcol.org/m=200811 


 



Visit to Cofán indigenous community in Dureno, Sucumbíos, 2008 November 10


 


www.cipcol.org/?m=200811 2008 Nov 14


Back from Ecuador


Beyond Colombia, Relations with Ecuador, U.S. Congress | Permanent link 4 Comments »




We returned last night from our visit to Ecuador with Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts). The delegation spent three days in Ecuador’s eastern Amazon basin region, near the border with
Colombia. We visited sites that had been badly contaminated by oil production, the subject of ongoing litigation between U.S. oil company Chevron and thousands of citizens from the region.





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malcolm allison 02/15/2011 00:06



Ahora
Chevron va a tener que pagar 6,200 millones de dólares


 Ecuador
orders Chevron to pay $8 bln over oil spill


http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110214/bs_afp/ecuadorcourtcompanyenvironmentchevronus


 


QUITO (AFP) – A court in Ecuador on Monday ordered oil giant Chevron to pay eight billion dollars for allegedly causing environmental damage in the country between 1964 and 1990, according to a
lawyer for the plaintiffs.


Chevron faces claims it was responsible for damage in the Amazon rainforest caused by oil extraction by Texaco, a company it bought in 2001.


"The Ecuadorian court's judgment is illegitimate and unenforceable," Chevron said in a statement. "It is the product of fraud and is contrary to the legitimate scientific evidence."


Pablo Fajardo, lead attorney for the Ecuadoran Amazon communities that sued Chevron, told AFP that the Provincial Court of Justice of Sucumbios made the ruling.


Chevron pledged to appeal the ruling, arguing that earlier rulings by US and international courts will bar enforcement of Monday's decision.


"Chevron does not believe that today's judgment is enforceable in any court that observes the rule of law," it said in the statement. "Chevron intends to see that the perpetrators of this fraud
are held accountable for their misconduct."


The lawsuit on behalf of Ecuadoran Amazon communities, was originally filed in New York in 1993. It sought 27 billion dollars in damages for water and soil pollution.


The Ecuadorans allege that Texaco dumped billions of gallons of toxic waste into the Amazon.


Chevron has long claimed that the process was tainted. In 2009, it posted videos online purporting to show a bribery scheme implicating the judge presiding over the environmental lawsuit.


The presiding judge on the case recused himself days after the videos were released.


 


AFP/File – View of an oil waste pool in the well Shushufindi 38, drilled in the 70's by Texaco company.


 



Ecuador orders Chevron to pay $8 bln over oil
spill



View of an oil waste pool in the well Shushufindi 38, drilled in the 70's by Texaco company. A court in Ecuador on Monday ordered oil giant Chevron to pay eight billion dollars for allegedly
causing ...
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/Ecuador-orders-Chevron-pay-8-afp-3822545760.html?x=0


Ecuador orders Chevron to pay $8 bln over oil
spill



AFP - A court in Ecuador on Monday ordered oil giant Chevron to pay eight billion dollars for allegedly causing environmental damage in the country between 1964 and 1990, according to a lawyer
for the plaintiffs.
http://green.yahoo.com/news/afp/20110214/bs_afp/ecuadorcourtcompanyenvironmentchevronus.html