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Will the real Chevron please stand up?

When Chevron Corp. rolled out its multimillion-dollar "green" advertising campaign to address negative images of itself last fall, the oil giant hit on a fresh, self-effacing theme: "We Agree."

The Sacramento Bee
Sunday, July 17, 2011

Nation's Largest Environmental Organizations Stand Together To Oppose Oil Pipeline

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Washington, DC -- The heads of the nation’s largest environmental organizations—often at odds on the best strategy for combating climate change—released a letter today calling on President Obama to block the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would span from the tar sands of Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico. (1)

As Congress Moves to Fast-track Keystone XL Pipeline, Environmental Leaders Call for Civil Disobedience at the White House

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

20 July 2011 Washington, DC -- On the same day as the Republican-led House Foreign Affairs Committee voted to approve a text saying that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "should promptly authorize" the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, the executive directors of leading environmental groups released a letter calling for massive sit-ins at the White House this August to pressure President Obama to deny the pipeline the permit necessary for c

Rainforest Action Network Statement on Cargill’s Commitment to Supply RSPO Certified Palm Oil by 2015

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO – Today, Cargill announced new commitments covering palm oil products that it supplies to its customers in Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, indicating that they should be certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and/or originate from smallholder growers by 2015. This goal excludes palm kernel oil products. The company will also extend its commitment to cover 100% of its palm oil products and all customers worldwide by 2020.
 

Activists' 'True Cost' report takes on Chevron

With Chevron Corp. set to hold its annual shareholder meeting this morning, a global network of the company's critics on Tuesday released a report accusing the oil giant of environmental crimes around the world.

San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Big anti-Chevron banner under Richmond Bridge gets environmental activists into trouble(video)

A big banner with the words "Chevron Guilty: Clean Up Amazon" fluttering under Richmond-San Rafael bridge on Monday morning, hung by 5 environmentalists who have accused the energy giant of causing rainforest pollution in Amazon, have got them into trouble.

The environmental activists including Amazon Watch finance manager Thomas Cavanagh were all arrested by Marin California Highway Patrol officers.

It happened two days before a scheduled Chevron shareholder meeting at San Ramon Chevron corporate headquarters.

International Business Times
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Peak Oil, Peak Water, Peak Resources, Peak Planet: Building a Currency for the 21st Century

In a planet running out of resources, the most important public policy tool may be the measuring stick.

This becomes important to remember amid the remarkable swings of pessimism and guarded optimism we’ve seen over the past two years on the ability of individual nations to scale-up the sustainable energy agenda.

National Geographic
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

No Concessions from Chevron on Ecuador

Among the developments this week at Chevron’s raucous annual shareholder meeting—some surprising, some not so—was the oil company’s continuing refusal to settle an $18 billion lawsuit over oil pollution in Ecuador.

A letter from New York state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and several investor groups urged Chevron to settle case, which has dragged on in various forms since 1993.

Triple Pundit
Friday, May 27, 2011

Chevron under siege at shareholder meeting in San Ramon

SAN RAMON -- Activists besieged Chevron at its shareholders meeting here Wednesday, in a gathering punctuated by shouts from attendees, warnings the event would be terminated early and interventions by security guards.

The acrimony at the annual meeting nearly obscured the company's discussion of a performance in 2010 that produced a gusher of profits and a jump in the oil giant's stock price.

"We had a tremendous year," Chevron's chief executive officer, John Watson, told the shareholders.

Silicon Valley Mercury News
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Advocates Unfurl 50-foot Banner Message to Chevron on Richmond Bridge

Release Date: 
Monday, May 23, 2011

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