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IPFS News Link • Environment

He Sued Chevron and Won. Now He's Under House Arrest.

• arclein

"It feels like I am a corporate political prisoner," Donziger says. He successfully sued the multinational energy corporation Chevron on behalf of 30,000 indigenous people and farmers in the Amazon rainforest. Oil exploration and drilling by Texaco (later acquired by Chevron) polluted Ecuador's rainforest from the 1960s to the early 1990s, leaving behind nearly a thousand unlined pits of waste. Birth defects, miscarriages and cancer rates skyrocketed.