The days of large oil companies running amok through the rainforest, destroying villages and lives, as they frantically search for more oil, are over. The tribes are ready to fight back. Not with guns, not with grenades, but with lawyers – and nothing is scarier then a lawyer.
The BBC news is reporting that the Achuar tribe, of the Peruvian rainforest, have filed a lawsuit against Occidental Oil. The suit is claiming for damages for 30 years of contamination that Occidental left behind.
“We can’t allow this, we’re a new generation, we know how to read and write and we have to help our people because they didn’t have the knowledge to defend themselves against the oil companies. But now we do.”
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