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.
DULAC — Luis Yanza traveled nearly half way around the world this week only to find that oil companies use the same toxic practices and treat indigenous people in the United States the same as in Ecuador.
El peor desastre ambiental en la historia de los Estados Unidos, así ha sido catalogado el derrame petrolero de la compañía BP en el Golfo de México que está causando pérdidas económicas que superan los cientos de miles de millones de dólares, y daños ambientales, sociales y culturales de inimaginable alcance.
Lo que comenzó con una explosión el 20 de Abril pasado de la plataforma petrolera “Deep Horizon” ubicada a 66 km. de la Costa del Estado de Luisiana en la que murieron 11 trabajadores petroleros se ha convertido en un desastre de incalculables proporciones.
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.