Posts Tagged with "Change Chevron"

Field Report: Engineers Without Borders Team Inspects ClearWater Systems In Ecuador, Day 4

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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Field Report: Engineers Without Borders Team Inspects ClearWater Systems In Ecuador, Day 4

This is part four of a series. Read part one here, part two here, and part three here. San Pablo San Pablo, about 2 hours upriver by canoe from Cofan Dureno, is a Secoya community—though they’ve recently voted to re-adopt their traditional name, Sia’Copai, so I should say it’s a Sia’Copai community. Here’s what it [...]

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Field Report: Engineers Without Borders Team Inspects ClearWater Systems In Ecuador, Day 3

Friday, August 10, 2012

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Field Report: Engineers Without Borders Team Inspects ClearWater Systems In Ecuador, Day 3

This is part three of a series. Read part one here and part two here. Cofan Dureno day 2 After breakfast (white rice and yucca—again!) the women of the community laid out their finest wares for us. There was an amazing amount of beadwork on display—all of the beads being seeds that they dye different [...]

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

Wednesday, August 8, 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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Field Report: Engineers Without Borders Team Inspects ClearWater Systems In Ecuador, Day 1

Monday, August 6, 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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Engineers Without Borders Arrives In Ecuador to Help Bring ClearWater to Amazon Communities

Monday, July 30, 2012

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Engineers Without Borders Arrives In Ecuador to Help Bring ClearWater to Amazon Communities

In the U.S. we often speak of environmental justice as an idea: a concept that guides our work, a state of ecological equity that we strive toward. But for the people here in Ecuador living with the massive oil pollution deliberately dumped here by by American oil company Texaco from 1962 to 1992, the concept [...]

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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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Life Among Cacao Fields And Oil Contamination

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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Life Among Cacao Fields And Oil Contamination

…a local man named Donald Moncayo showed me around. Wearing white surgical gloves, he dug up a fistful of black mud and held it so that the sunlight caught the telltale blue-orange tint of petroleum. At one fetid pit in a jungle glade, he stepped gingerly onto the surface of the pool, where the solid [...]

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Dignity Incarnate: Emergildo Criollo And The Ecuadoreans Standing Up To Chevron

Friday, March 2, 2012

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Dignity Incarnate: Emergildo Criollo And The Ecuadoreans Standing Up To Chevron

This morning I accompanied Emergildo Criollo, leader of the Cofan people, from his home in the dusty outskirts of Lago Agrio (the oil camp turned boom town that Texaco founded) to a press conference in Quito regarding a ruling issued late yesterday afternoon by the appellate court in Sucumbios rejecting Chevron’s latest attempt to block [...]

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How Low Can Chevron Go?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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How Low Can Chevron Go?

How low can Chevron go? It seems the company is determined to find out. Having lost a major environmental lawsuit in both US and Ecuador courts based on the merits of the case, Chevron has resorted to a secret international arbitration panel to evade paying an $18 billion judgment in Ecuador. Apparently the way Chevron [...]

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Chevron’s Kangaroo Court Issues Illegitimate, Unenforceable Ruling

Friday, February 17, 2012

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Chevron’s Kangaroo Court Issues Illegitimate, Unenforceable Ruling

The secret arbitration panel convened by Chevron in Washington, DC last week has issued its ruling — and not surprisingly, the trio of corporate lawyers has found that they have jurisdiction to review the civil suit brought against Chevron in the public court system of the sovereign nation of Ecuador. I say it’s not surprising [...]

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