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Two Chevron protesters arrested at oil spill hearing

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.

McClatchy Newspapers
Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Gulf Coast American Indian Tribes Host Leaders of Ecuador’s Indigenous Communities Devastated by Chevron Oil Contamination

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Contact: Brianna Cayo Cotter, (415) 305-1943

Cultural Exchange: Bayou American Indian Tribes Impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster to Host Leaders of Ecuador’s Indigenous Communities Devastated by Chevron Oil Contamination

Who: Indigenous and community leaders from Ecuador and Gulf Coast Native tribes

What: Boat tour of oil spill affected areas, public community meeting, cultural exchange

Two Arrested for Confronting Chevron CEO Watson at Today’s House Oil Hearing

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Briannay Cayo Cotter, 415.305.1943
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Oil Lobbyists and Lawyers Crowd out Public in Today’s Oil Hearing

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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.   

Llamdo a inverionistas de gigante petrolero

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.

Radio Bilingüe
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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

Activists rally at Chevron's Houston offices during shareholders' meeting

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.

Houston Business Journal
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Chevron Protests Result In Arrests Downtown

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.

The Houston Press
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Protesters accuse Chevron of human rights, environmental abuse

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.

The Houston Chronicle
Tuesday, May 25, 2010