Contrast that with the way Chevron has handled the Ecuador disaster -- a disaster that wasn't an accident; that hasn't been cleaned; that started five decades ago, and the cost is only a fourth ($18 billion) of what BP will likely pay.
The Amazon Defense Coalition's recent press release compares the two disasters. See here
Says an Ecuadorian representative:
Once Chevron was found guilty and said it would never pay, Chevron became a fugitive from justice. Chevron CEO John Watson is creating a big problem for his company's shareholders because of his utter arrogance when it comes to Ecuador -- which is precisely the opposite reaction BP had with the Gulf disaster, where it is trying to deal with its obligations.
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