Amongst the barrage of near-constant lousy news on the climate, from record rain bombs and flooding to relentless heat domes and wildfires, comes historic great news.
Embedded into the story of the struggle against Big Oil in Ecuador is the American lawyer: Steven Donziger. His story adds another layer of torrid injustice in the fight to hold Big Oil accountable. His story needs to be told.
For years Big Oil has repeated the dirty tactics of Big Tobacco. And once again it has been found doing so again.
Yesterday a coalition of some 50 environmental, indigenous and human rights groups sent an unprecedented letter to Californian policymakers and US-based corporations involved in the processing, use or financing of Amazon crude to “stem the influx of crude oil into the United States” from the region.
Resource sovereignty, OPEC and climate change: implications for Ecuador in the struggle to protect biodiversity and indigenous rights in Yasuni National Park