Posts Tagged with "oil"

Dear Exxon, We’re Sick of Your Spin Machine. With No Love, America.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

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Is anyone else paying attention to the tweets that Exxon-Mobil have posted following the aftermath of the Mayflower, Arkansas oil spill? Frustratingly—and not surprisingly—Exxon has issued a hollow apology “for the inconvenience” to the town of Mayflower for spilling over 80,000 gallons of oil that cascaded through the streets of this small town last Friday: [...]

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From the Local To the Global: Why We Must Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

Sunday, February 17, 2013

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From the Local To the Global: Why We Must Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

“Now that we have seen what the Tar Sands in Alberta looks like, this is not about the pipeline going through our farm. This is about Alberta, about the world. ” This week tens of thousands of people have arrived in Washington D.C. to defend the climate and demonstrate their opposition to the Keystone XL [...]

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Financed emissions: A big problem for banks, and a bigger problem for the climate

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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Financed emissions: A big problem for banks, and a bigger problem for the climate

What is the total greenhouse gas footprint of Citigroup, Bank of America, or UBS? Right now, we don’t know, and that’s a major problem for both banks and the climate. Banks emit greenhouse gases to power their offices and branches, but they also finance the emissions of other companies through their loans, investments, and other [...]

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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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Energy Should Not Cost Lives

Tuesday, August 7, 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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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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Deep in the Amazon, A Story is Waiting to be Told

Friday, June 15, 2012

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Deep in the Amazon, A Story is Waiting to be Told

Media technologies and professional skills are valuable tools that enable Indigenous communities living in rainforests around the world to communicate about the crisis of deforestation through sharing their stories, language, and art. Amazon Voice, a great new NGO that is working directly with the local Amazon communities based on a foundation of reciprocity and mutual [...]

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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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Speaking Truth to the Powers-That-Be at Chevron

Tuesday, May 29, 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

Friday, May 25, 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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