February 14, 2013
Oil in the Jungle – A Talk with Steven Donziger, Legal Adviser to Plaintiffs in the Lago Agrio Case
In 2011, Steven Donziger helped a group of indigenous peoples obtain in an Ecuadorian court the largest judgement ever awarded in an environmental lawsuit for extensive contamination to the Amazonian ecosystem and harm to communities caused by Chevron-Texaco's oil excavations. The battle wages on as Chevron evades payment and countersues in US federal courts. Don't miss this talk about the externalities of energy extraction, environmental justice, and oil in the jungle. YELA also co-hosted a smaller event with Mr. Donziger following the talk.