Ecuador

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
In a move condemned as paving the way for an environmental disaster, the environment minister of Ecuador on Thursday authorized permits for oil exploration to begin within the Yasuní National Park, an area home to two indigenous communities living in voluntary isolation and an area some consider the most biodiverse place in the world. Oil...

Further

Along with protests at Chevron's annual shareholder meeting focused on the oil giant's ongoing devastation of the Ecuadoran Amazon and its nasty fight to avoid accountability, a new #AskChevron Twitter campaign asks vital questions like, "Do you have any remorse about poisoning the Amazon?" and "Are you the devil?" Brought to you by Toxic Effect.

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