FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 05, 2010
THE BLOG OF THE RAINFOREST ACTION NETWORK

150,000 (and counting) want to Change Chevron!

Thanks to a big push from Avaaz yesterday, there are now over 150,000 people who have signed a petition telling Chevron's new CEO John Watson to clean up the oil giant's toxic legacy in Ecuador, and around the globe. It is undeniable that the world wants to change Chevron. People from all over the globe are signing this petition, people young and old, from so many backgrounds. We've had celebrities, musicians, investors, and Chevron employees standing up and demanding change from one of the largest corporations on the planet. As the new leader of the 3rd largest oil company in the world, CEO John Watson can right the wrongs of his predecessors and transform his company into one that cares. 150,000+ are saying "Enough is enough. Energy shouldn't cost lives." From Ecuador to Richmond,CA to Burma and everywhere the oil giant operates in-between they leave a trail of environmental devastation, human rights abuses, and a legacy of health problems. 150,000+ say ENOUGH to Big Oil destroying our environment and the health of our communities. Chevron, and their Big Oil cohorts, spend hundreds of millions of dollars on lobbyists and political contributions to buy off politicians and destroy policies that would be good for our climate and our future. 150,000+ people say ENOUGH to Chevron's control of our government and our democracy. To truly change Chevron and the oil industry, we are going to need to be 150,000 x stronger and louder and more powerful than we ever have been before. Our communities, our climate, our planet, and our future depend on it. You in? Learn more from our friends at Amazon Watch!

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