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The "Rainforest Chernobyl": Will U.S. Investment Treaty block justice for Amazonian People?

The "Rainforest Chernobyl": Will U.S. Investment Treaty block justice for Amazonian People?

The "Rainforest Chernobyl": Will U.S. Investment Treaty block justice for Amazonian People? Posted Feb. 29, 2012 / Posted by: Bill waren Who should pay to clean up what has been called the “Rainforest Chernobyl” in the Ecuadorian Amazon? Why are the people of the rainforest who suffered the most not represented directly before the international investment tribunal that may decide the question? Is it U.S. policy to favor the financial interests of multi-national corporations over people and the environment in such disputes? The answers to these questions may be found in the case of Chevron v. Ecuador. The case is under consideration by an international investment tribunal convened under the terms of the U.S.-Ecuador Bilateral Investment Treaty. The tribunal has created a major international controversy in two dramatic moves favoring Chevron over the past two weeks. It has c...

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