Chevron in Ecuador: A Defining Moment

After nearly 18 years of legal battles, the communities in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest devastated by oil giant Chevron's reckless pump-and-dump oil operations have scored a landmark victory. Chevron has been ordered to pay billions to clean up their widespread contamination and bring potable water and healthcare facilities to affected communities.

But instead of doing the right thing, Chevron has vowed to fight "until hell freezes over."

Narrated by Peter Coyote, this video explains the importance of continuing to fight for justice in Ecuador.

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