24 May '11, 5pm

Thanks to @350 for the posting: "Defend the truth, and defend justice" in the Amazon: Make #Chevron pay! via

Almost 40 years ago, Texaco, a company that merged with Chevron in 2001, began drilling for oil in the Ecuadorean Amazon. Since then, the company has dumped over 18 billion gallons of toxic waste water from the oil extraction into the rainforest, causing untold amounts of pollution and human suffering that has affected huge swaths of the forest and tens of thousands of Ecuadoreans. Our allies at Rainforest Action Network, Amazon Watch, and the indigenous activists who form the Assembly of the Affected have been fighting hard (indeed, for their lives and those of their children) for years to hold Chevron accountable for cleaning up their mess, and earlier this year they experienced a major victory. In February an Ecuadorean court ruled in favor of the indigenous communities and fined Chevron 8.6 billion to remediate the pollution and suffering the company has caused the rai...

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