February 5, 2013

Green Crusader Goes Down in Flames

Walter R. Mead, The American Interest


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They called it the “rainforest Chernobyl.” When Texaco left Ecuador, in 1992, it allegedly left behind open pits overflowing with black sludge and rivers laced with chemicals. The damage was so bad that a number of indigenous tribes almost died out completely. Those that remained, according to a group of Ecuadoreans who waged a nearly hopeless battle against Texaco for reparations, were plagued by miscarriages, birth defects, and poisoned fish and livestock. . .

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TAGGED: Environmentalism, Ecuador, Green Energy, Energy Industry, The American Interest

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