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'60 Minutes' Promotes $27-Billion Leftist 'Fraud' Efforts Against Chevron
NewsBusters ^ | May 4, 2009 | Jeff Poor

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 60minutes; adc; amazondefense; cbs; chevron; econuts; ecuador; frivolouslawsuits; oil; pelley; scottpelley; texaco; texpet
Only can CBS News go and make a leftist third world regime look all warm and fuzzy...
1 posted on 05/04/2009 4:41:05 AM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

Liberals love money.

IMHO


2 posted on 05/04/2009 4:45:54 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Rufus2007
Bend Over Chevron and grab your ankles.
Oh I wouldn't advertize on CBS anymore.
3 posted on 05/04/2009 4:51:41 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Three Things to know about torture: 1-.Red is Positive. 2-.Black is Negative. 3- Nuts must be wet..)
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To: Rufus2007

I watched this last night. It sure didn’t look good for Chevron.


4 posted on 05/04/2009 4:54:14 AM PDT by mmanager (It is time to prune the tree.)
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To: Rufus2007

No word from CBS about China oil drilling in Cuba.


5 posted on 05/04/2009 4:57:35 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Rufus2007

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.


6 posted on 05/04/2009 5:00:39 AM PDT by Ron Jeremy (sonic)
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To: mmanager
I watched this last night. It sure didn’t look good for Chevron.

The kangaroo court in Equador was a nice touch.

7 posted on 05/04/2009 5:29:44 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Ron Jeremy

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!


8 posted on 05/04/2009 6:13:17 AM PDT by wita
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To: Ron Jeremy

Anything that comes out of “60 Minutes” is nonsense and propaganda. Has been for years, so why would now be different? Duh.


9 posted on 05/04/2009 7:49:26 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Rufus2007

http://www.chevron.com/news/press/release/?id=2009-08-31


10 posted on 08/31/2009 9:28:28 AM PDT by Carlucci
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