Jan 28, 2015

Amazon villagers pursue Chevron's assets in Canada

When Chevron bought Texaco in 2001, it inherited its liability for the devastation of Amazon rain forest in the late 1960s. Now Chevron is fighting to avoid paying billions of dollars in damages.
Jul 15, 2014

Uncontacted tribes in Peru threatened by energy industry

There are still hunter-gatherer groups in the Amazon who have had little or no contact with the outside world. Oil and gas exploration brings the threat of disease and catastrophic loss of life.
Oct 1, 2012

Talisman Energy pulls out of Peruvian Amazon

The Achuar people live along the border of Peru and Ecuador. Last month they won a long battle to stop a Canadian energy company from drilling in their territory.
Feb 19, 2011

Weekly Mulch: Chevron must pay

Sarah Laskow
An Ecuadorian judge ordered Chevron this week to pay $8.6 billion in damages for polluting the Amazon rainforest from 1964 until 1990.
Jun 22, 2009

Blood and oil in Peru's Amazon

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Indigenous people in Peru find an oil spill. Extraction industries and free trade agreements are among the causes of bloody repression in Peru's Amazon. (Photo: Ben Powless)
Jun 8, 2009

Peru: Battle lines drawn over the Amazon

Ben Powless
The battle has been set for control of the Amazon. On one side, Indigenous Amazonians, On the other, the Peruvian state and its free trade agreements.
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