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Ecuador: Chevron ordered to pay US$9.5 billion for environmental damage

Pablo Fajardo, plaintiffs’ lawyer: This is a great step forward, legally, and demonstrates that Ecuador’s judiciary is, indeed, independent and transparent. There is a ruling that has condemned Chevron on three occasions for the damage caused to the Ecuadorian Amazon, but I must insist it’s a shame that its irresponsible conduct during this 20-year legal battle has not been punished