For many Chevron Corp. investors, Wednesday's annual shareholders meeting in San Ramon represents a chance to hear top management extol their company's profit and plans for the future.
For activists drawn to the meeting from around the world, it's a chance to confront a company they say has poisoned their land, water and air.
"Chevron's definitely dealing with a lot of legal problems, and with them, investors are being exposed to greater financial risk," said Ginger Cassady, director of the Change Chevron campaign at the Rainforest Action Network environmental group.
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