Chevron – Evil Acts

For over three decades, Chevron chose profit over people.

While drilling in the Ecuadorian Amazon from 1964 to 1990, Texaco – which merged with Chevron in 2001 – deliberately dumped more than 18 billion gallons of toxic wastewater, spilled roughly 17 million gallons of crude oil, and left hazardous waste in hundreds of open pits dug out of the forest floor. To save money, Texaco chose to use environmental practices that were obsolete, did not meet industry standards, and were illegal in Ecuador and the United States.

The result was, and continues to be, one of the worst environmental disasters on the planet. Contamination of soil, groundwater, and surface streams has caused local indigenous and campesino people to suffer a wave of mouth, stomach and uterine cancer, birth defects, and spontaneous miscarriages. Chevron has never cleaned up the mess it inherited, and its oil wastes continue to poison the rainforest ecosystem.

Today, 30,000 Ecuadorians are demanding justice in a landmark class action lawsuit. Despite Chevron’s repeated efforts to sabotage the trial, an independent court-appointed expert recently deemed Chevron responsible for up to $27 billion in damage.

It is time for shareholders, consumers, and the public to hold Chevron accountable for its actions. Click here to learn more about the history of Chevron’s “Rainforest Chernobyl”, or visit the Take Action section to learn how to get involved in the fight for justice in the Amazon!

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2 thoughts on “Chevron – Evil Acts

  1. Shell used to be the culprit before in terms of devastating indigenous communities -Chevron has now taken over the mantle . It is intereresting that just because it is rain forest and indigenous people (who are probably viewed as sub-human and uncivilised by some) the rotting oil does not seem to concen anyone. Perhaps the same oil dumping in New York or the White House lawn might have some more action . The least we can do is follow the action page as identified by you. Thanks for reminding us again.

  2. Good post!
    Another forgotten disaster for indigenous peoples. Shell was also implicated in thoughtlessly despoiling Ecuador’s forests.
    Take action in support -even just send the email. When you send the email (suggested letter) – add a personal comment yourself.

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