On Wednesday, the Chevron Corporation asked the Ecuadorian authorities to investigate the conduct of plaintiffs’ lawyers and a judge who determined compensation of 18,000 million dollars in a case of oil pollution.
The oil company sent a letter to the general attorney of Ecuador, where it accused where the plaintiffs’ lawyers to work with Judge Nicholas Zambrano to write the verdict in February.
“The Ecuadorian court decision that declared Chevron guilty is based on valid scientific evidence, largely provided by Chevron’s own experts and auditors,” said Karen Hinton, US spokesperson of the Ecuadorians who won the lawsuit against the oil company. “It’s just a ruse orchestrated public relations for Chevron to divert attention from their compensation of 18,000 million dollars,” said Hinton.
“Chevron’s accusations are based on racist beliefs of the company executives that an Ecuadorean judge is not qualified to write with academic language, science-based failure. Chevron has lost strenght and now resorts to desperate measures to save itself” Hinton said.