After the leader of the regime began its campaign called “Chevron’s dirty hand,” the oil company said in a statement that Correa “has decided to interfere once again in the Chevron case” accusing him of “providing a distorted and inaccurate account of the history of these oil fields and who is responsible for the environmental impact.”
Chevron maintains that pollution and subsequent cleaning of oil pools Aguarico 4 are the responsibility of the state.
In 2012, Chevron was ordered to pay 19 000 million dollars, but the company believes this statement is fraud, since they are yet to be ratified by the Ecuadorian courts. Chevron denounced an alleged fraud during the trial and seeks an international court of arbitration so that it forces Ecuador to take charge of the situation. In this instance the oil company emphasized the apparent intrusion of Correa in the process.
The regime reacted to this “smear campaign” Chevron has started and which has spent $ 400 million, according to Correa. The regime leader stressed that the trial started over 13 years ago between settlers and indigenous Amazonian against Chevron and therefore the government has not intervened.
President Rafael Correa called for the world’s “solidarity” in fighting Chevron after reporting the damage in the Amazon attributed to the oil drilling. Yesterday the president went to the well Aguarico 4, in Sucumbios, where Texaco (later bought by Chevron in 2001) worked from 1964 to 1990. Correa plunged his hand into one of the area’s waste pits in which he showed oil residues, which he called “the Chevron dirty hand.”
“The tools that we will use to fight Chevron are the truth and the call for solidarity of the citizens of the world not to buy their products,” said the leader of the regime to initiate a campaign called “The Chevron dirty hand.”
Last week the American actress Cher sued Chevron for polluting the Ecuadorian Amazon and called Californians to not buy gas at stations of that company.