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Critics' annual report blasts Chevron

The corporate annual report - that glossy, seldom-read staple of the business world - usually features upbeat words and images showcasing a company's stellar year.

The "True Cost of Chevron" alternative annual report, in contrast, features a cover photo of an oil spill.

Released Wednesday by a coalition of Chevron Corp.'s fiercest critics, the report pillories the San Ramon oil company for pollution and alleged human rights abuses around the globe, in places as disparate as Ecuador, Burma, Texas and Richmond.

The San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, May 20, 2010

Indigenous leader confronts Chevron

Emergildo Criollo traveled to California recently from his indigenous village in Ecuador to the home of Chevron’s new CEO John Watson and then to a meeting with state lawmakers, demanding that the oil giant Chevron “… take responsibility for their actions and clean up our rivers and forests – our homes.”

Indian Country Today
Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Exposed: Chevron's Cover-up of Gross Environmental Abuses in Ecuador

What is a lost culture? Is it just some intangible time before? Is it an economy? Can you inventory a lost culture in the number of lives lost or rivers polluted?

Alternt
Monday, March 8, 2010

Líder indígena pide al nuevo presidente de Chevron reparar los daños en Ecuador

 

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.

EFE
Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Pressure Grows for Chevron to Clean Up Ecuador

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

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.

Chevron Corporation (CVX) Neglects Disclosure of Climate Risk

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Friday, January 29, 2010

 

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.

Quiet protest

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.

The Houston Chronicle
Sunday, January 17, 2010

Chevron Kicks Out Activists From Its Marathon Expo

 

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.

The Houston Press
Friday, January 15, 2010