The “Rainforest Chernobyl:” Chevron, Ecuador and the Persecution of Steven Donziger

We go into a deep background on Chevron, their poisoning of the Ecuadoran Amazon and the company’s persecution of attorney Steven Donziger.

Episode here: https://apple.co/3sqpuvs

While drilling in the Ecuadorian Amazon from 1964 to 1990, Texaco deliberately dumped more than 16 billion gallons of toxic wastewater, spilled roughly 17 million gallons of crude oil, and left hazardous waste in hundreds of open pits dug out of the forest floor. In 2001, Chevron merged with Texaco. The result was, and continues to be, one of the worst environmental disasters on the planet.  It’s been called the “Rainforest Chernobyl.”