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MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2010
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Screen the Film Chevron Doesn’t Want the World to See

[caption id="attachment_430" align="alignright" width="175" caption="CRUDE: The Real Price of Oil"][/caption] CRUDE Screening Update: Wow we just shipped out over 260 Crude screening packets and and the numbers keep growing. From New Zealand to Spain, Austria to Mexico you are helping to bring the story of Chevron's contamination in Ecuador to 1000's of people. There is still time if you are interested in hosting or attending a Crude Screening. Together we will change chevon and hold them to their responsibilities to Ecuador communities. Can you imagine what 18 billion gallons of toxic oil waste looks like? What smell permeates the air? What that much oil sludge tastes like in your water supply? Emergildo Criollo, and 30,000 other Ecuadoreans, know exactly what 18 billions gallons of oil waste looks like. Chevron (then Texaco) poisoned their land and water for decades, causing immense suffering for families and communities, and one of the biggest environmental disasters of our time. Sign up now to screen the movie Chevron doesn’t want the world to see Emergildo's family drank, bathed, and fished in a river where oil sludge was regularly and deliberately dumped upstream by the oil company. Emergildo's infant son was born with severe developmental disabilities and died at just 6 months. His other son died at age 3. Emergildo's wife contracted uterine cancer and had to undergo a hysterectomy. Emergildo Criollo, leader of the Cofan Indigenous community, bravely tells this story in the powerful, critically acclaimed documentary Crude: The Real Price of Oil. Help tell Emergildo's story by hosting a Crude screening! These are the stories Chevron does not want you to see...the polluted water and soil, and the families crying over their dying children in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Will you help show the world what Chevron is hiding?

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