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Chevron seeks dismissal of environmental lawsuit in Ecuador

Oct 8 (Reuters) - Chevron Corp CVX.N on Monday said it filed a petition in an Ecuador Superior Court seeking dismissal of an ongoing environmental lawsuit.

The company said the petition cites examples of “inappropriate interference in the civil proceeding by the executive branch of the government,” among other things.

The U.S. oil company has been under litigation in Ecuador, which seeks $6 billion in damages from Chevron on charges that it contaminated the rainforest from 1972 to 1992. Chevron denies the claim. (Reporting by Ankur Relia in Bangalore)

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