Rainforest Action Network has sent clean-up crews to all 10 Chevron gas stations in the city of San Francisco today, Sunday, in conjunction with 350.org’s 10/10/10 Global Work Party, which is taking place in 183 countries worldwide.
After being pressed further and eventually leaving his official script behind for a moment, Chevron CEO John Watson stated that he thinks the transition from fossil fuels to what he called “new fuels” will take “generations.” Not if we have anything to say about it, Mr. Watson.
Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal recently published an article entitled “Shakedown in the Rain Forest.” The piece’s bias is blatant. You need a subscription to read the whole thing, but click here and check out the teaser. Clearly the WSJ is okay with simply regurgitating Chevron’s talking points.
Chevron has a huge advertisement with happy, smiling cars on the left field wall of AT&T Park. So we made ourselves a banner — hewing a bit closer to reality than Chevron’s ad, it read “Clean Up Ecuador Oil Spill” — and hung it on the left field wall, right next to Chevron’s ad.
“If you live on the Gulf Coast, welcome to the real world of oil – and just know that you’re not alone. In the Niger Delta and the Ecuadorian Amazon, among other places, your emerging hell has been the living hell of local populations for decades.”
Lara and Gar Truppelli are longtime Rainforest Action Network enthusiasts and supporters. We had an incredible time with them last March when they threw an epic 25th anniversary party for RAN at The Lake Chalet in Oakland, California.