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“Without clean water, we cannot survive.”

26 March 2014

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“Without clean water, we cannot survive.”

RAN is proud to be an original supporter of ClearWater, which has launched an incredible new website today. Here are a few words from our friends at Amazon Watch about the important work ClearWater is doing and how you can get involved. “Without clean water, we cannot survive,” Emergildo Criollo told me recently. You may [...]

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Shut It, You Long-Haired Hippie

23 January 2014

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Shut It, You Long-Haired Hippie

An “anti-public service” message from Donny Rico (originally published by Amazon Watch) Donny Rico here to deliver a message to all you long-haired hippie activist types complaining about the environment and human rights. Be warned: things have changed in America and you need to keep your mouths shut. Corporations are the top of the food [...]

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Walmart: King of Greenwash

13 November 2013

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Walmart: King of Greenwash

This week I have watched in horror as one of the most powerful storms ever recorded slammed into the Philippines. Fueled by a warming ocean, Typhoon Haiyan has killed an estimated 10,000 people, while hundreds of thousands have been displaced. It’s a stark reminder that climate change is happening now, that we need to act [...]

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Field Report: Engineers Without Borders Team Inspects ClearWater Systems In Ecuador, Day 2

8 August 2012

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This is part two of a series. Read part one here. Cofan Dureno Before heading to the Cofan community of Dureno, Donald Moncayo took us to Auguarico 4. This was a well site that was built by Texaco and operated solely by Texaco for about 8 years. PetroEcuador never pulled even one single gallon of [...]

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Energy Should Not Cost Lives

7 August 2012

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Energy Should Not Cost Lives

Last night, a massive Chevron oil fire sent toxic plumes of smoke into the skies of the San Francisco Bay area, sending thousands in nearby communities indoors to seek shelter. Residents of Richmond, where the refinery sits, expressed frustration and concern over the incident to television news and cited numerous similar events in the refinery’s [...]

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Field Report: Engineers Without Borders Team Inspects ClearWater Systems In Ecuador, Day 1

6 August 2012

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Field Report: Engineers Without Borders Team Inspects ClearWater Systems In Ecuador, Day 1

Coca and Rumipamba – July 30 We spent one night in Coca, at the Hotel Auca, before embarking out into the Indigenous villages of Cofan Dureno and San Pablo in the Amazon. “Auca” is apparently a racist name for the Huaorani. It’s another tribe’s word for “savage”, and the white men who built the hotel [...]

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Why Everyone Should Be Mad About Today’s Chevron Shareholder Meeting

30 May 2012

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Why Everyone Should Be Mad About Today’s Chevron Shareholder Meeting

I’ve been working on the Change Chevron campaign full-time for almost two years now, and I have to say: Today’s Chevron shareholder meeting perfectly encapsulates everything that is deeply wrong with the way the company does business. I’ll elaborate in a second, but first let me say something very clearly: Chevron is racist. Man, feels [...]

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Speaking Truth to the Powers-That-Be at Chevron

29 May 2012

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Speaking Truth to the Powers-That-Be at Chevron

This morning, some of the most powerful global voices calling for environmental justice gathered in our office for a press conference to tell the world why they’re attending Chevron’s shareholder meeting tomorrow in San Ramon. Labor and community leaders from Brazil, Ecuador, Nigeria, Angola, California and Texas revealed the true cost of Chevron’s operations in [...]

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Chevron’s Worst Year Ever, Episode 4: Australia

25 May 2012

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Chevron’s Worst Year Ever, Episode 4: Australia

This has been one of the worst years ever for Chevron. From it’s ongoing massive legal losses in Ecuador, to offshore disasters in Brazil and Nigeria, to the tragic deaths of its employees in several locations, including right here in California. This is the fourth in a series of statements we’re posting as we prepare [...]

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Chevron’s Worst Year Ever, Episode 3: Richmond, CA

24 May 2012

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Chevron’s Worst Year Ever, Episode 3: Richmond, CA

This has been one of the worst years ever for Chevron. From it’s ongoing massive legal losses in Ecuador, to offshore disasters in Brazil and Nigeria, to the tragic deaths of its employees in several locations, including right here in California. This is the third in a series of statements we’re posting as we prepare [...]

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