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Houston event ousts group critical of race sponsor

  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."

The Associated Press
Friday, January 15, 2010

Ecuador oil leak victims tour Louisiana marshes affected by BP spill

 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.

Reuters
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Historic Gulf Coast Visit of Ecuadoreans Affected by Chevron Contamination Concludes with Expression of Solidarity by Oil-Impacted Indigenous Nations

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Friday, July 2, 2010

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.

Ecuador's oil-waste victims share solidarity

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.

The Houma Courier
Friday, July 2, 2010

Derrame de petróleo en el Golfo de México

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.

La Television
Sunday, July 4, 2010

The rainforest paper trail that leads to Tesco; Store sells products from firm accused of environmental destruction

Britain's biggest supermarket group is selling paper products made by a company that is destroying thousands of hectares of Indonesian rainforest and threatening the habitat of the critically endangered Sumatran tiger.
 
Tesco has continued to buy paper products from Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) after Sainsbury's and Marks & Spencer cancelled contracts because of the company's environmental record.
 

Times of London
Monday, July 5, 2010

In the Battle to Save Forests, Activists Target Corporations

The image of rainforests being torn down by giant bulldozers, felled by chainsaw-wielding loggers, and torched by large-scale developers has never been more fitting: Corporations have today replaced small-scale farmers as the prime drivers of deforestation, a shift that has critical implications for conservation.

Yale 360
Thursday, June 24, 2010

Are Children's Publishers Destroying the Rainforest?

Do children’s publishers deserve to wear green hats—or black ones? After all, it’s tricky to make good-looking four-color picture books from recycled paper, or affordable ones from virgin paper that is certified as eco-friendly. The cost issue sends publishers to Asia, where paper and materials are cheaper. The problem: printers there may use fiber from Indonesian rainforests.

Publisher's Weekly
Thursday, June 24, 2010

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