Tell Chevron it's time for an end to its legal abuses and lies, and time for the company to take responsibility for its oil disaster in Ecuador.
This Cause benefits the Clean Up Ecuador Campaign at Amazon Watch.
Over nearly three decades of oil drilling, Chevron subsidiary Texaco engaged in reckless pump-and-dump oil operations that ravaged thousands of square miles of once-pristine Amazon rainforest, and devastated indigenous tribes who have called these lands home for millennia. In February 2011, after an 18 year-long David vs. Goliath battle for justice, local people won a judgment against Chevron, with the court in Ecuador ordering the company to pay more than $9 billion to clean up widespread pollution, and provide potable water and health care for affected communities. Unfortunately, while people in the area continue to suffer and die from cancer and other oil-related illness, Chevron has declared that it will fight to avoid paying to clean up its mess “until hell freezes over.”
In the wake of this landmark legal victory, a delegation of three courageous Ecuadorian community members from the affected region are coming to the U.S. to demand Chevron satisfy the verdict, which the company repeatedly promised courts in the United States that it would do, to avoid having the case heard here. The communities of the Ecuadorian Amazon have fought tirelessly to demand Chevron take responsibility for its toxic legacy. Please help us ensure that their legal victory is not in vain.
1. Oil Companies must clean up their messes!
2. Indigenous peoples have the right to a clean environment.
3. Chevron found guilty and ordered to pay $9.5 to clean up.