Monday, March 29, 2010

Atacapi 5- One of many Chevron's dirty secrets

Chevron needs to stop using the 1995 remediation agreement between Texaco and the Ecuadorian government as its defense. It is useless!!!! It required Texaco to clean up its oil pits but it has never been done.

The Chevron Pit just posted a chart showing that the oil sites Texaco said it remediated still show illegal levels of toxins.

Throwing some dirt on the top does not count as clean up!

Dirt laden with oil, dug only three inches deep from the pit at the well site, Atacapi 5

Friday, March 19, 2010

Stories of the Victims

Rosana Sisalima with her granddaughter, San Carlos on November 24, 2004

The Chevron Pit is featuring stories about people who have been affected by the oil contamination left behind by Texaco in the Ecuadorian rainforest. These stories are incredibly sad and disturbing. I hope you will read them and pass them along to others who care about how our oil companies treat people and their environment in countries where they explore for oil.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Stories of the victims

Angel Toala

The Chevron Pit has posted another story about people who have been affected by the oil contamination left behind by Texaco. This one is about Luz Maria Martin and her husband Angel Toala, who died of stomach cancer.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

California Lawmakers moved by Emergildo Criollo’s story promise support

Emergildo Criollo, the Indigenous leader from Ecuador, told the story of how Chevron’s toxic mess killed his wife and two sons and ruined his life to some of the California Senators and Assemblymembers and asked for their help in the fight against Chevron, California’s biggest company.

The reception was held in Sacramento, CA and was packed with California lawmakers who all expressed deep concern about the contamination in Ecuador.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

At Least The Butler Could Have Taken The Letter

These Chevron people are unbelievable! Two environmental groups, RAN and Amazon Watch, escorted an Ecuadorian tribal leader, Emergildo Criollo, to the house of Chevron CEO John Watson to deliver a letter with the names of over 325,000 people who want Chevron to clean up its toxic waste mess in Ecuador’s rainforest. No one was home, even though Watson knew they would be visiting him. At least Watson’s butler and other domestic help could have taken the letter.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Why Doesn’t Chevron Just Clean Up Its Mess?

Charles James

Too bad this Chevron lawyer, Charles James, didn’t take the opportunity to clean up the oil contamination in Ecuador’s rainforest when he was in charge of the legal strategy in the lawsuit against Chevron in Ecuador. He could have made Chevron an environmental hero! Instead, the company symbolizes everything that can be wrong with an American corporation.

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