WASHINGTON — Two protesters were taken into custody Tuesday by Capitol Police during a hearing of a subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee at which the chairmen of five major U.S. oil companies testified.
The detentions came just moments after the hearing was adjourned, when a woman tried to approach the chairman of Chevron, John Watson, and hand him a bottle of dark liquid. Police stopped the protester.
WASHINGTON—At 5:00am this morning over 40 youth and concerned citizens queued up in front of the Rayburn building and waited more than four hours to attend Rep. Chairman Ed Markey’s (D-Mass.) hearing in his House Energy and Environment Subcommittee to discuss offshore oil drilling safety and U.S. energy policy. When the doors opened at 9:20am, however, it was the oil lawyers and lobbyists that took the seats. There was only space for four out of the 40 members of the public who waited to be let in.
Al menos cuatro personas fueron arrestados hoy durante una protesta masiva afuera de una reunión de inversionistas de Chevron en Houston, Texas. El gigante del petróleo es la corporación más grande en California y la tercera más grande en la nación. Ante la crisis del calentamiento global y el actual derrame de petróleo, científicos y protectores del Medioambiente exigen poner fin al uso del petróleo como fuente de energía. Pese a esto, el gigante petrolero, Chevron, tuvo un incremento del 25% en sus ingresos, el año pasado.
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.
An international group of activists alleging human rights abuses and environmental destruction on the part of Chevron Corp. was poised to rally in front of the energy company’s Houston offices on Wednesday.
San Ramon, Calif.-based Chevron (NYSE: CVX) is scheduled to be holding its annual shareholder meeting there at the time.
At least four protesters were arrested this morning at a demonstration outside a Chevron shareholders' meeting downtown. The protesters moved past temporary police barricades and sat on the ground after they were refused entrance into the building at 1400 Smith.
A day before Chevron's annual shareholder meeting, about 20 protesters gathered at the company's offices on Smith Street and held a press conference to accuse the oil company of environmental pollution and human rights abuses around the world.
The group, made up of representatives from around the U.S. and countries such as Nigeria, Ecuador, Australia and Kazakhstan, explained how Chevron operations in their communities resulted in pollution, environmental and financial loss, and health issues.