"I'm drawn into a situation where a real-life Avatar confrontation is in progress.
- JAMES CAMERON,Hollywood director, likening his blockbuster film to the battle over Brazil's Amazon rain forest, where indigenous groups are attempting to halt construction of a large-scale hydroelectric project
"Chevron hired me to tell its side of the story. That's what I did."
- GENE RANDALL,a former CNN correspondent, on being hired by the oil company to produce a report refuting a 60 Minutes profile on a class-action lawsuit about oil pollution in the Ecuadorean rain forest.
"With so much money to be made, there are no laws that will keep forest standing.
- JOHN CARTER,a rancher who settled in Brazil 15 years ago, favoring new efforts to pay farmers to voluntarily spare trees in the rain forest
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