ECBAWM Files Suit on Behalf of Inhabitants of the Amazon Region of Ecuador

  • January 14, 2010

ECBAWM filed suit in federal court on behalf of approximately 30,000 inhabitants of the Amazon region of Ecuador in an effort to hold Chevron accountable for what some experts consider the world’s worst oil-related contamination — a disaster so severe it has been referred to as the “Rainforest Chernobyl.” Plaintiffs’ Complaint alleges that, for some 26 years, Chevron systematically and deliberately discharged approximately 16 billion gallons of toxic “formation water” into the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador, one of the most pristine and biologically diverse ecosystems on the planet, resulting in environmental destruction and a human catastrophe on a massive scale.