Saturday, August 30, 2014

Chevron Amazon Case: Controversy Over Chevron Oil Company in the Amazon

The Chevron Amazon case saw more changes over the past few months. The controversy surrounds the Chevron oil company, which dumped more than 18 billion gallons of toxic waste in the Amazon rainforest. This happened over the three decades that the company drilled for oil in the rainforest.

This is bad. It is bad behavior on the largest scale but I am certainly not surprised. We (the public) have seen so many examples in the past of large companies- some of them multinationals- which abuse their power when it comes to one resource or another.

They feed false information out into the media as they deem it necessary and do what they can to prevent the truth from coming out. I hope the people of the Amazon get all the funds they need to rebuild this precious resource. However, just a few weeks ago, a court in Ontario sided with the oil giant, and granted a stay to the defendants (Chevron).

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