Chevron Could Face $16B Bill For Amazon Pollution

Law360, New York (April 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A court-appointed expert in charge of determining whether Chevron Corp. dumped toxic waste in Ecuador has submitted a long-awaited report proposing that the oil giant fork over as much as $16.3 billion to pay for cleanup costs.

Richard Cabrera, a geologist and environmental consultant appointed by the court overseeing the case in an Ecuador superior court, said in the 5,000-page report issued Wednesday that Chevron's operations in the Amazon rain forest were the “main cause” of the contamination when it was the exclusive operator of a...
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