Posts Tagged with "contamination"

5 Ways Our Network Is Saving the Planet

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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5 Ways Our Network Is Saving the Planet

Dear friends, Early in the New Year, I received a text concerning my two nieces that read, “We are all safe but leaving town—state of Emergency declared in Charleston as a result of coal chemical spilled into river.” Although I’m very aware of the impacts coal has on the health of people and planet, the [...]

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Why You Should Give A Sh*t That Water In West Virginia Is Contaminated

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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Why You Should Give A Sh*t That Water In West Virginia Is Contaminated

As I wrote last week, my two nieces live in Charleston, WV. Although their water has now been cleared as “safe,” they continue to have no clean water to drink. So, as you can imagine, I’m pissed. But there are a few reasons why I’m pissed. And it didn’t start with the unbelievable quote from [...]

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Dump Now, Pay Later: Coal Risk Update on Coal Ash

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

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Dump Now, Pay Later: Coal Risk Update on Coal Ash

Each year, the U.S. coal-fired power plant fleet produces over 130 million tons of coal ash. And while this ash frequently contains arsenic, lead, mercury, and other toxic chemicals that threaten human health, it is less regulated than your household trash. For decades, power plants have disposed of coal ash in over 2,000 landfills and [...]

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The Struggle For Justice In The Amazon Spans Generations

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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The Struggle For Justice In The Amazon Spans Generations

Over the past few weeks we’ve told you a lot about the courageous Ecuadoreans who traveled to America to take their calls for justice directly to Chevron’s management and board at the company’s annual shareholder meeting. But it’s important to note that the members of the Ecuadorean delegation were only the latest generation battling the [...]

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Help Expose Chevron’s Human Rights Hitmen

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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Help Expose Chevron’s Human Rights Hitmen

Chevron’s latest bullying legal tactic is a RICO suit filed in a U.S. federal court against the Indigenous and rural Ecuadoreans who are attempting to force the company to clean up its billions of gallons of toxic oil waste in the Amazon. One of the plaintiffs’ lawyers in Ecuador, Juan Pablo Sáenz, filed a declaration [...]

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Chevron Was Found Guilty Because Chevron Is Guilty

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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Chevron Was Found Guilty Because Chevron Is Guilty

Chevron is guilty of dumping a massive amount of oil pollution in the Ecuadorean Amazon, and, as you may have heard, a judge has ordered the company to pay $8 billion to clean it up. But Chevron has vowed to appeal the decision, clearly intending to pull an Exxon Valdez and stall indefinitely, hoping never [...]

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Chevron is Guilty: Ecuadoreans Prevail in Historic Environmental Lawsuit

Monday, February 14, 2011

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Chevron is Guilty: Ecuadoreans Prevail in Historic Environmental Lawsuit

After a long and often bitter 18-year struggle, the Indigenous and rural Ecuadoreans suing Chevron to force the company to clean up its oil contamination in the Amazon have prevailed. Earlier today, in a historic ruling, the court in Lago Agrio, Ecuador found Chevron guilty and ordered the company to pay $8 billion to clean [...]

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Ecuadorean Plaintiffs Reject Chevron’s Bullying

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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Ecuadorean Plaintiffs Reject Chevron’s Bullying

At this point, Chevron’s legal strategy in Ecuador has been described many ways: it’s been called a “smear campaign,” it uses “scorched earth tactics,” it amounts to what you might call a “kitchen sink defense,” it adds “insult to injury” for the Ecuadorean plaintiffs. But the company’s latest maneuver is really the most egregious intimidation [...]

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Chevron: Adding Insult to Injury, One Scam at a Time

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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Chevron: Adding Insult to Injury, One Scam at a Time

If you’ve been following the dramatic turns of the historic class action environmental lawsuit against Chevron in Ecuador, then you’re aware of Chevron’s aggressive public relations and legal campaign to derail the case. Their latest antic, though, is as morally reprehensible as any I’ve seen. Chevron is claiming that some of the plaintiffs’ signatures on [...]

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