Posts Tagged with "california"

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

Wednesday, May 30, 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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Chevron’s Worst Year Ever, Episode 3: Richmond, CA

Thursday, May 24, 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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Chevron’s Worst Year Ever, Episode 2: Ecuador

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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Chevron’s Worst Year Ever, Episode 2: Ecuador

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 second in a series of statements we’re posting as we prepare [...]

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Why Would Anyone Want To Work For Chevron?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

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Why Would Anyone Want To Work For Chevron?

Ahead of President Obama’s big jobs speech tonight, Chevron CEO John Watson says that Obama shouldn’t call for ending the $4 billion in taxpayer handouts Big Oil receives in order to use that money to create jobs. Instead, Watson suggested, Obama should end EPA regulations aimed at keeping his industry from destroying the planet. Presumably [...]

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Standing Up For Climate Justice In California

Thursday, August 25, 2011

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Standing Up For Climate Justice In California

On Wednesday August 24th, citizens from all over California rallied in Sacramento and took a stand for climate justice. The mass action, organized by CoRReSol (Communities Rising for Real Solutions), rallied California citizens who are taking a precedent-setting stand to stop the inclusion of cap-and-trade in AB 32, California’s climate legislation. California citizens have had [...]

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Victory At Glen Cove: “A Win For the Ancestors”

Thursday, July 21, 2011

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Victory At Glen Cove: “A Win For the Ancestors”

Nearly 100 days of continuous prayer on-site at Segorea Te (also known as Glen Cove) near San Francisco, California, has precipitated a precedent-setting victory for the protection of a sacred site and ancestral burial site near Vallejo, California. Here’s the good news: Yesterday, the Yocha Dehe and Cortina tribes established a cultural easement and settlement [...]

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Chevron’s Dangerous Technology Claims A Human Life

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

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Chevron’s Dangerous Technology Claims A Human Life

Chevron is pioneering a technology that enables the oil giant to better exploit what’s left of the world’s dwindling oil supply — and as you might imagine, that technology is designed to maximize Chevron’s profits even at the expense of people and the planet. “Steamflooding” or “steam injection” is a technology that involves injecting super-heated [...]

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Chevron Responds To Human Suffering With Cowardly Evasions and Duplicitous Attacks

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

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Chevron Responds To Human Suffering With Cowardly Evasions and Duplicitous Attacks

Last week three courageous Ecuadoreans traveled from the Amazon to Chevron’s shareholder meeting in San Ramon, CA to take their calls for justice directly to the company’s management, board, and shareholders. Even I was shocked by Chevron’s callousness and disregard for the human suffering caused by its business operations. I wrote a post last Wednesday [...]

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Amazon Victory Party & Fundraiser at Lake Chalet on May 25th, 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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Amazon Victory Party & Fundraiser at Lake Chalet on May 25th, 2011

What a party we created to celebrate a most-significant milestone in our efforts to hold oil-giant Chevron accountable! Thank you for celebrating with us, our Ecuadorian allies and our terrific hosts Lara and Gar Trupelli and their Lake Chalet staff!

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Anger, Frustration, And Unwavering Resolve to Bring Chevron To Justice In the Wake of Shareholder Meeting

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

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Anger, Frustration, And Unwavering Resolve to Bring Chevron To Justice In the Wake of Shareholder Meeting

When the delegations from affected communities emerged from Chevron’s shareholder meeting today, the anger and disappointment were palpable. But so was the passion and resolve. The crowd of close to 200 protesters outside welcomed the delegates with applause and cheers. Up to that point, the protest had been a lively and colorful affair, with a [...]

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