Brazil judge blocks Chevron, Transoce...

Brazil judge blocks Chevron, Transocean injunction

There are 1 comment on the Reuters story from Feb 28, 2012, titled Brazil judge blocks Chevron, Transocean injunction. In it, Reuters reports that:

A federal judge in Brazil declined to grant an injunction suspending the Brazilian operations of oil major Chevron and offshore oil-rig contractor Transocean over a November oil spill in the Frade field northeast of Rio de Janeiro.

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Dwight Baker

Eagle Pass, TX

#1 Feb 29, 2012
When Justice is denied all lose!
By Dwight Baker
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February 29, 2012

ARTICLE
Brazil judge blocks Chevron, Transocean injunction
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/29/us-...
February 29, 2012
EXCERPT
A federal judge in Brazil declined to grant an injunction suspending the Brazilian operations of oil major Chevron and offshore oil-rig contractor Transocean over a November oil spill northeast of Rio de Janeiro, providing temporary relief to the two companies.
The injunction was denied because prosecutors did not show that suspending Chevron and Transocean operations in Brazil would help get the companies to pay for alleged environmental damage, Raffaele Felice Pirro, a federal judge with a court in Rio de Janeiro, said in his decision.
The injunction could be seen as an attempt to punish the companies without a trial, and to do that without giving them a chance to defend themselves, Pirro wrote.
"We do not discuss the seriousness of the oil spill nor the probable catastrophic consequences that come from the accident," the judge wrote.
"The supposed responsibility of the defendants will be shown in the proceedings under the guidance of a magistrate, by means of investigation and with the possibility of all parties to manifest their participation in this sad incident."
MY TAKE

Laws written that protect the sovereign rights of the people are needed. The people in Brazil own all that oil and water where the outsiders are working. They have rights they must stand to protect and not allow the outsiders to take and not give back.

Now, what are the laws that protect Brazil sovereign people? I donít know. But one thing for sure Brazil cannot use ours in America as an example. I fear we have none?

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