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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Amazon tribes have long fought bloody battles against big oil in Ecuador

Amazon tribes have long fought bloody battles against big oil in Ecuador

Date : 3rd September 2009, Source : Mongabay



The promotional efforts ahead of the upcoming release of the film Crude have helped raise awareness of the plight of thousands of Ecuadorians who have suffered from environmental damages wrought by oil companies. But while Crude focuses on the relatively recent history of oil development in the Ecuadorean Amazon (specifically the fallout from Texaco's operations during 1968-1992), conflict between oil companies and indigenous forest dwellers dates back to the 1940s.

http://news.mongabay.com/2009/0903-ecuador.html





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