Amazon community files lawsuit against Chinese firm over gas flaring

Puerto Francisco De Orellana, Ecuador (AFP) Dec 10, 2020
Indigenous Waorani from Ecuador’s Amazon filed a lawsuit Thursday against state-owned Chinese oil company PetroOriental, accusing it of contaminating their ancestral lands by burning off natural gas from oil wells in a process known as flaring. Leaders of the Waorani village of Miwaguno went to a court in Francisco de Orellana, the main town of Orellana province east of Quito, to file the l

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