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Rainforest Action Network Appoints First Woman Leader

Release Date: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

­San Francisco – Rainforest Action Network (RAN), one of the nation’s leading environmental action organizations, has named Rebecca Tarbotton as its executive director. As the first woman to head the organization, Tarbotton joins an exclusive club of women leaders in the environmental sector. Taking over the organization in its 25th year, Tarbotton is set to lead RAN as it confronts some of the country’s greatest environmental challenges: from climate change and energy use to habitat and biodiversity loss.

Rainforest Action Network Welcomes Cargill’s Palm Oil Announcement

Release Date: 
Thursday, July 29, 2010

San Francisco – Today, major palm oil trader Cargill announced a new agreement to provide Unilever with palm oil that is certified as segregated “at every step of the supply chain.” Both Unilever and Cargill are members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

Activists Send Message to Massey CEO Don Blankenship at the National Press Club: “Your coal is not Clean, Safe or Forever.”

Release Date: 
Thursday, July 22, 2010

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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.

The Houston Business Journal
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Chevron Board Under Fire Over Ecuador Disaster at Shareholders Meeting

Release Date: 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Houston, TX – As a judgment looms in a monumental 17-year legal battle over oil contamination in Ecuador, affected communities and their allies are challenging Chevron’s Board of Directors to intervene in the company’s dead-end strategy of covering up its massive liability

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

Indigenous leader confronts Chevron

Emergildo Criollo traveled to California recently from his indigenous village in Ecuador to the home of Chevron’s new CEO John Watson and then to a meeting with state lawmakers, demanding that the oil giant Chevron “… take responsibility for their actions and clean up our rivers and forests – our homes.”

Indian Country Today
Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Exposed: Chevron's Cover-up of Gross Environmental Abuses in Ecuador

What is a lost culture? Is it just some intangible time before? Is it an economy? Can you inventory a lost culture in the number of lives lost or rivers polluted?

Monday, March 8, 2010