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Chevron wins Ecuador rainforest ‘oil dumping’ case
An international tribunal in The Hague has ruled in favour of the US oil company, Chevron, in an environmental dispute with the government of Ecuador.
Chevron had been ordered to pay $9.5bn (£7.4bn) compensation to thousands of residents in Ecuador’s Amazon region.
They accused the company of dumping toxic waste in local lakes and rivers of the Lago Agrio region for decades.
The court said that the 2011 Ecuador Supreme Court ruling had been obtained through fraud, bribery and corruption.
The oil giant…