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Ecuador Pipeline

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Ecuador Pipeline

Ecuador Pipeline

Ecuador Pipeline

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Sandy Tolan reports from Quito on the controversy in Ecuador over the building of a new pipeline that will carry crude oil from the Amazon to the Pacific Coast. The pipeline will enable Ecuador to double its oil production. Eighty percent of Ecuadorians support the project on the grounds that it will provide much needed economic relief. Opponents say the pipeline will damage an ecosystem that's known for its biodiversity.