Ecuador clean water charity started amid oil fight

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San Francisco humanitarian organization, Groundwork Opportunities, manages the project's finances. In addition, two environmental groups involved in the suit against Chevron will help promote the project, and one of them, the Rainforest Action Network, has given ClearWater money.

But Anderson said he wants ClearWater to remain distinct from the lawsuit, which shows no sign of ending.

"I believe the lawsuit and the campaign have raised enough awareness about this, internationally, that there's enough people in the world who want a meaningful way to support the communities now," Anderson said.

San Francisco Chronicle
David R. Baker
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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