Pablo Fajardo  photo by John Antonellism

Pablo Fajardo photo by John Antonelli

ELAW partner Pablo Fajardo is a fearless fighter who is working with the people of  Ecuador to protect the Amazon rain forest.

NPR featured Pablo in a story on Morning Edition:

The plaintiffs say Texaco, in 18 years of full-scale production, also dumped wastewater into rivers and that pipeline breaks spilled 17 million gallons of oil.

Pablo Fajardo, a 36-year-old lawyer, leads the plaintiffs’ team. He grew up poor in the area; this is his first legal case.

Fajardo says his side has proved there was damage, that Chevron was responsible and that the company should pay.

You can listen to the whole story here: NPR story about Pablo Fajardo or read about it on their website.

UPDATE:   60 Minutes will air “Amazon Crude” on Sunday May 3, 2009 — featuring the legal case to protect communities in the Amazon from polluting oil companies.  We’ll try to post the video when it becomes available.