Chevron in Ecuador

The archive of the Clean Up Ecuador campaign website

The True Story of Chevron's Ecuador Disaster

Amazon Defense Coalition
8 February 2012

Over almost three decades of oil drilling in Ecuador's Amazon, Chevron dumped billions of gallons of toxic waste into waterways relied on by local inhabitants for their drinking water. The result: A humanitarian and public health crisis affecting thousands of people who live in indigenous and farmer communities. Chevron has used every legal trick in the book to delay a resolution of the claims of the affected communities.