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April 19, 2011 7:03 AM

Chevron defends itself in Ecuador environmental settlement

For almost a decade, celebrities, journalists and shareholders have tromped through Ecuador’s jungles on competing excursions that have become a routine part of what could be the world’s most expensive environmental case. Villagers claim Chevron’s predecessor pumped millions of gallons of oil-tainted wastewater into creeks and streams, among other practices.

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