Skip to comments.'60 Minutes' Promotes $27-Billion Leftist 'Fraud' Efforts Against Chevron
Posted on 05/04/2009 4:41:05 AM PDT by Rufus2007
When $27 billion is at stake, some companies would pay big bucks to win a PR battle, but one side of an environmental lawsuit doesn't have to, since CBS is pushing its position for free.
On CBS's May 3 "60 Minutes," correspondent Scott Pelley, who once compared global-warming skepticism to Holocaust denial, gave the plaintiff of a $27-billion frivolous lawsuit against Chevron a public relations victory with his report.
Pelley's report featured a suit filed by the Amazon Defense Coalition, a group described as "eco-radicals," who are trying to squeeze $27 billion from Chevron for environmental cleanup that the nation's government signed off on more than a decade ago. Pelley described ADC as working on behalf of 30,000 villagers, although there are only 48 named plaintiffs, to win funds for so-called environmental damage in Ecuador's rain forest from then-Texaco Petroleum's (Texpet) operation of oil well sites.
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Liberals love money.
I watched this last night. It sure didn’t look good for Chevron.
No word from CBS about China oil drilling in Cuba.
While certainly the $27 billion claim is absurd, is it not in the end true that the Texaco, as the operating partner, dumped endless amounts of waste into the rivers?
Also, this analysis faults 60 minutes for not going to a Texaco remediated site... well duh, the whole point of the 60 minutes report was that Texaco left most sites unremediated.
The kangaroo court in Equador was a nice touch.
is it not in the end true that the Texaco, as the operating partner, dumped endless amounts of waste into the rivers?
I would say categorically your statement is NOT true, and make the claim with a straight face and confident that I was closer to the truth than 60 minutes.
Texaco crews are not trained to dump endless amounts of waste into rivers, and anyone attempting to make the claim is ignorant at best or a lying sack of manure looking for an illegal claim on deep pockets. JMHO!
Anything that comes out of “60 Minutes” is nonsense and propaganda. Has been for years, so why would now be different? Duh.
Turns out the activists and lawyer Steven Donziger involved in the suit lose their case after getting caught - in their emai- discussing manipulating/rigging their “data.”
One of their lawyers is also the Attny in the IT house scandal, working on behalf of Awan.
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