Indigenous Peruvians Win Appeal in Federal Human Rights and Environmental Lawsuit Against Occidental Petroleum for Contaminating Amazon Rainforest, Poisoning Communities

EarthRights International

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Indigenous plaintiffs from the Peruvian Amazon won their appeal today in the landmark human rights and environmental contamination lawsuit against U.S. oil giant Occidental Petroleum (Oxy), as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the case should be heard in Los Angeles, Oxy’s hometown, EarthRights International announced today.