How Big Oil Is Trying To Tar Lobbying And PR As Extortion

Law360, New York (February 21, 2014, 6:23 PM EST) -- Soon a New York federal judge will rule in an environmental case that goes to the core of how lobbyists, publicists and other advocates make their living, not just in Washington, D.C., but in state capitols across the country.

If you're one of them and know nothing about Chevron Corp.'s racketeering lawsuit against Ecuadorian indigenous groups, farmers and their attorneys (Chevron Corp. vs. Donziger), it's time to tune into this 20-year battle over who should pay to clean up one of the world's worst oil contamination disasters in the Amazon rainforest.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups are...

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