Posts Tagged with "Guillermo Grefa"

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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Driving the Company Off an $18bn Cliff: Ecuadoreans In Europe Highlight Chevron Management’s Misguided Litigation Strategy

Thursday, April 19, 2012

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Driving the Company Off an $18bn Cliff: Ecuadoreans In Europe Highlight Chevron Management’s Misguided Litigation Strategy

Ecuadorean indigenous leaders Humberto Piaguaje and Guillermo Grefa began a one week European tour today. They will be educating major institutional investors in Chevron Corporation, including prestigious funds such as the Church of England Investment Fund and the Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church, about the oil giant’s grim environmental and human rights legacy [...]

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We Brought A Kangaroo To Chevron’s Kangaroo Court

Friday, February 10, 2012

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We Brought A Kangaroo To Chevron’s Kangaroo Court

Chevron’s kangaroo court is meeting this weekend in a rented room in Washington, DC. We thought they might need an actual kangaroo for the meeting, so we brought one. It wasn’t a real kangaroo, it was an activist in a kangaroo costume. But that’s okay, this isn’t a real court of justice, either. In fact, [...]

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