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Chevron/Texaco Case

Rights of Nature Tribunal

Chevron

Presented by Julio Prieto

On February 5, 1964 , the Ecuadorian government concessioned  a land area of ​​approximately 1,431,430 acres to the Gulf Texaco Consortium to explore and extract oil from the Ecuadorian Amazon.  The same contract and subsequent agreements established Texaco as the operator in charge of all technical operations. Texaco remained as the technical operator of the entire area for the duration of the consortium until 1992.

The case briefing describes the extensive, devastating impacts of Texaco’s operation on the inhabitants of the Northern Amazon of Ecuador and the environment itself.

During last 30 years, there have been many studies that recognize the impact of this activity on the population surrounding oil installations ,The local effects of the oil industry during the last thirty years are disastrous. Oil exploitation in the northern Ecuadorian Amazon is responsible for 2 million hectares of deforestation. Over 650,000 barrels of oil have been spilled in forests, rivers and estuaries. Toxic product of oil exploration, such as heavy metals from formation waters , have polluted water sources in the region. Several affected indigenous groups such as the Cofan, Siona Redwoods, have become endangered minorities.”

Read the case brief prepared by Julio Prieto  at Chevron_CaseEN

To learn what Chevron did in Ecuador view:

More information in English: www.chevrontoxico.com

Hear the judge’s ruling by Julio Cesar Trujillo on the Chevron/Texaco Case presented by Julio Prieto, Ecuador

Presentado por Julio Prieto, 17 Enero 2014

Siguiendo los requerimientos y el esquema para los casos a presentar ante el TRIBUNAL ÉTICO POR LOS DERECHOS DE LA NATURALEZA (DDN) Y DERECHOS HUMANOS (DDHH), a continuación se presenta el memorial de los demandantes en el juicio ambiental contra Chevron Corporation.

Para ver un video acerca de lo que hizo Chevron en Ecuador sigue este link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_azgdnGBdh8

Información en español: www.texacotoxico.org

Exposición del caso en español: Memorial Caso Chevron

Julio Prieto, Attorney

Lawyer of the Frente de Defensa de la Amazonía who represented the victims of the ChevronTexaco case, which began in 1993. In 2011 the President of the Provincial Court of Sucumbios issued the first judgment against Chevron-Texaco. The verdict was in favor of the plaintiffs and the oil company was sentenced to pay the costs of the estimated environmental damages and publicly apologize to the affected people. He is author of “Derechos de la naturaleza. Fundamento, contenido y exigibilidad jurisdiccional” published by the Constitutional Court of Ecuador in 2013.

Abogado del Frente de Defensa de la Amazonía que representó a los afectados del caso Chevron-Texaco, iniciado en 1993.  En el 2011 el Presidente de la Corte Provincial de Sucumbíos emitió la primera sentencia en contra de Chevron-Texaco. El veredicto fue en favor de los demandantes y se sentenció a la petrolera al pago de los costos estimados por el daño ambiental y a pedir disculpas públicamente a los afectados. Es autor del libro “Derechos de la naturaleza. Fundamento, contenido y exigibilidad jurisdiccional” publicado por la Corte Constitucional del Ecuador en el 2013.