Rights Violations in the Ecuadorian Amazon: The Human Consequences of Oil Development.

  title={Rights Violations in the Ecuadorian Amazon: The Human Consequences of Oil Development.},
  author={Matthew Nimetz},
  journal={Health and human rights},
  volume={1 1},
Since 1972, companies have extracted almost two billion barrels of crude oil from the Ecuadorian Amazon (Oriente), and in the process have released billions of gallons of untreated toxic wastes and oil directly into the environment. Indigenous federations and environmental groups in Ecuador have organized in opposition to unregulated oil development, charging that contamination has caused widespread damage to both people and to the environment. Yet, faced with a weak economy and pressure from… 

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