War and then Crude? The true dangers of oil extraction

Documentary exposing the true dangers of oil extraction

Dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste into the Amazon, Texaco (now Chevron) has been ordered to pay $8 billion to clean up its environmental pollution of reckless oil drilling and restore human rights for the 30,000 affected peoples. Chevron REFUSES to pay the verdict of this 18 year long lawsuit – reflecting the true nature of corporate accountability in the fossil fuel industry.

“Chevron’s strategy in recent years has been, ‘we’ll bleed the plaintiffs dry,’ ” said Robert Percival, director of the environmental law program at the University of Maryland. ” ‘The plaintiffs will run out of money, and we’ll be able to settle really cheaply, or they’ll just go away.’ ” (sfgate.com)

Read more at: http://amazonwatch.org/news/2011/0214-ecuadoran-court-slaps-chevron-with-8-bi…

Crude is a must-watch documentary by Joe Berlinger that exposes the true dangers of oil extraction.