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.
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.