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Author Fajardo, Pablo, 1972- author.

Title Crude a memoir / story, Pablo Fajardo ; script, Sophie Tardy-Joubert ; drawing and color, Damien Roudeau ; translated by Hannah Chute
Published University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, Graphic Mundi [2021]
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Description 1 online resource
Contents COVER front -- Never Give Up -- An Emblematic Case -- Timeline -- Where Are They Now? -- A Global Suit -- Resources -- Copyright Page
Summary Oil waste was everywhere--on the roads, in the rivers where they fished, and in the water that they used for bathing, cooking, and washing. Children became sick and died, cases of stomach cancer skyrocketed, and women miscarried or gave birth to children with congenital disorders. The American oil company Texaco--now part of Chevron--extracted its first barrel of crude oil from Amazonian Ecuador in 1972. It left behind millions of gallons of spilled oil and more than eighteen million gallons of toxic waste. In Crude, Ecuadorian lawyer and activist Pablo Fajardo gives a firsthand account of Texaco's involvement in the Amazon as well as the ensuing legal battles between the oil company, the Ecuadorian government, and the region's inhabitants. As a teenager, Fajardo worked in the Amazonian oil fields, where he witnessed the consequences of Texaco/Chevron's indifference to the environment and to the inhabitants of the Amazon. Fajardo mobilized with his peers to seek reparations and in time became the lead counsel for UDAPT (Union of People Affected by Texaco), a group of more than thirty thousand small farmers and indigenous people from the northern Ecuadorian Amazon who continue to fight for reparations and remediation to this day.Eye-opening and galvanizing, Crude brings to light one of the least well-known but most important cases of environmental and racial injustice of our time
Subject Fajardo, Pablo, 1972- -- Comic books, strips, etc
Chevron Corporation (2005) -- Comic books, strips, etc
Texaco, Inc. -- Comic books, strips, etc
Chevron Corporation (2005)
Texaco, Inc.
Indians of South America -- Ecuador -- Oriente -- Social conditions -- Comic books, strips, etc
Liability for oil pollution damages -- Ecuador -- Comic books, strips, etc
Oil spills -- Environmental aspects -- Ecuador -- Oriente -- Comic books, strips, etc
Petroleum industry and trade -- Environmental aspects -- Ecuador -- Oriente -- Comic books, strips, etc
Petroleum waste -- Environmental aspects -- Ecuador -- Oriente -- Comic books, strips, etc
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Nonfiction / General.
Indians of South America -- Social conditions.
Liability for oil pollution damages.
Oil spills -- Environmental aspects.
Petroleum industry and trade -- Environmental aspects.
Petroleum waste -- Environmental aspects.
Ecuador -- Oriente.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Comics (Graphic works)
Form Electronic book
Author Chute, Hannah, 1992- translator.
Roudeau, Damien, 1981- illustrator.
Tardy-Joubert, Sophie, author.
ISBN 1637790112
Other Titles Texaco. English