Washington, (EFE).- El líder indígena ecuatoriano Emergildo Criollo entregó en la sede de la petrolera estadounidense Chevron una carta firmada por 325.000 personas pidiendo al nuevo presidente que limpie los supuestos daños ambientales en la Amazonía que atribuyen a la compañía.
San Francisco, CA – Today, an Indigenous Ecuadorean leader attempted to deliver letters from over 325,000 people urging Chevron’s new CEO John Watson to clean up his company’s toxic oil contamination in Ecuador. Emergildo Criollo traveled from his home in the Amazon rainforest to deliver a strong message from his community and supporters: Clean up Ecuador. Emergildo also hopes to share his personal story with Chevron CEO John Watson. While in California, Emergildo will also meet with State Legislators in Sacramento on Wednesday.
San Francisco - As Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) announces its 4th quarterly earnings today, Rainforest Action Network cautions Chevron investors and shareholders against the company‚s outstanding investment risks and liabilities. The oil company continues to downplay risks associated with their global greenhouse gas emissions and the potential $27 billion liability for contaminating a huge swath of the Ecuadorean rainforest.
The Rainforest Action Network team of runners participated in Sunday’s race without incident after having been ordered by Marathon managing director Steven Karpas to vacate its booth and leave the marathon’s expo at the George R. Brown Convention Center Friday for protesting against race sponsor Chevron’s human rights record in Ecuador.
The group’s members unfurled banners en route and at the finish that read "Change Chevron" while offering other runners "I’m Running for Human Rights" stickers.
A group of marathon runners were kicked out and banned from the Chevron Marathon Expo for displaying material that was critical of the oil company, but one of the runners tells Hair Balls that the group is continuing as planned.
HOUSTON—A group of human rights advocates with a booth critical of the Chevron Houston Marathon's title sponsor was expelled from the marathon expo Friday for painting the company "in a negative light."
Nearly 50 years ago Texaco, an oil company now owned by Chevron, started drilling for oil in the rainforests of Ecuador. The company did little to prevent environmental damage, and many members of indigenous tribes have gotten sick or died as a result of their exposure to oil and other chemicals, tribe members say.
Houma, LA – Today concludes an historic visit to the oil-battered Gulf Coast of the United States by a delegation of Indigenous and community leaders from the Ecuadorean Amazon, who spent a week investigating the impacts along the oil-stained coastline, as well as presenting lessons from their own decades-long struggle with Chevron’s oil devastation of their rainforest lands.