Chevron Lobbying Won't Kill Ecuadorian Suit: Critics

Law360 (October 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Legislation extending trade benefits to Peru, Ecuador, Columbia and Bolivia passed the U.S. Senate Thursday after making its way through the U.S. House of Representative earlier in the week – without a rider pitched by lobbyists for Chevron that would have excluded benefits for Ecuador, which is currently embroiled in a $16.3 billion environmental suit against the oil giant.

The bid to block benefits to Ecuador was an attempt to get Ecuador's government to “kill the lawsuit,” in which five indigenous tribes and residents of 80...
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