Ecuador plaintiffs appeal Chevron damages award

Reuters: Ecuadoreans suing U.S. oil giant Chevron Corp for environmental damages on Thursday appealed a recent court ruling that awarded them $8.6 billion, claiming that more money would be needed for cleanup efforts. Residents of Ecuador's Amazon jungle say that Texaco, which was later acquired by Chevron, dumped polluted water into their rivers and left drilling waste to fester in unlined pits, charges that the company denies. At $8.6 billion, the damages figure is one of the biggest environmental......

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