Waiting for Justice in Ecuador's Amazon Rain Forest: Pablo Fajardo and Steven Donziger - The Green Interview Series
Catalogue Number: PT0094
Producer: Paper Tiger
Subject: Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, Civics, Criminal Justice & Law, Environmental Studies, Global Issues, Science, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2014
Running Time: 81
Closed Captions: Yes
This episode of The Green Interview features Pablo Fajardo and Steven Donziger, two lawyers whose relentless pursuit of one of the world's biggest corporations has made "Chevron-Toxico" a landmark case in environmental law. The story is set in Lago Agrio in eastern Ecuador, the epicenter of one of the biggest ecological crimes of all time: Texaco's massive contamination of two million hectares of the Amazon rain forest. Fajardo and Donziger's team won, but Chevron skipped the country. So they are asking the courts of Argentina, Brazil and Canada to enforce the Ecuadorian judgment. The Canadian courts have said they'll hear the case, but Chevron is appealing.
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