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TAKE ACTION: Urge Chevron to Clean Up Its Oil Spill in the Amazon


Environment  (tags: rainforest, Sustainabililty, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, environment, habitatdestruction, world )

Beverly
- 434 days ago - therainforestsite.com
Tell Chevron to take responsibility for the devastation it has caused in the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador.



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Beverly M. (85)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 10:25 am
Chevron's outdated and dangerous oil drilling stations in the Ecuadorian rainforest have caused what may be the most devastating environmental catastrophe in history. Thousands of Ecuadorians' lives and countless plants and animals have been destroyed due to Chevron's shameless greed.

Chevron refuses to take responsibility for its actions. Sign the petition below telling John Watson, Chevron's CEO, to clean up the mess his company has left in this once pristine environment.
 

Beverly M. (85)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 10:25 am
In 1964, Texaco, now owned by Chevron, began drilling for oil in an area of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest called the Oriente. Home to various aboriginal civilizations, the Oriente had never been touched by big business and corporate agendas; naturally, the people of the region did not know what to expect when Texaco set up drilling stations around their homes. By 1964, the U.S. had already established strenuous guidelines and regulations for oil drilling practices. However, since oil had never been excavated in Ecuador before this time, there were no formal standards previously set by the Ecuadorian government with regards to safe drilling. Ecuadorian government officials mistakenly assumed Texaco would conduct its business in the same manner as required in the U.S. They were very wrong.

Upon its departure from the region in 1992, Texaco left behind a cataclysmal trail of destruction. Having used obsolete drilling tactics in order to save money, Texaco is responsible for the spillage of close to 19 billion gallons of oil. Much of this excess oil has found its way to main waterways, including streams and rivers the local people use for drinking, bathing, fishing, and cooking. The aftermath of the oil extraction has destroyed precious plant life, killed native animals, and rendered Ecuadorians cancer-ridden, prone to miscarriages, and immune deficient. Even today, almost 20 years later, Oriente residents are struggling to survive in the face of extreme poverty and hunger due to exceedingly depleted resources.

Having acquired Texaco (and the profits and assets associated with it) in 2001, Chevron is responsible for the damage Texaco inflicted. Yet Chevron refuses to admit any wrongdoing whatsoever. The oil conglomerate has repeatedly refuted the link between its operations in the rainforest and the current state of the environment there. It has also denied countless requests for a mass clean-up and monetary reparations that would fund treating the sick, providing food and clean water, and repairing damage to the region. Chevron has even gone so far as to claim no tangible connection between oil and cancer.

The people of the Ecuadorian rainforest desperately need your help in fighting for justice. Please sign the petition below imploring Chevron CEO John Watson to take responsibility for his company's terrible mistakes and clean up its mess.
 

Kit B. (277)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 10:49 am

Thank you, you've already signed this campaign!
 

Debbie G. (314)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 11:55 am
Signed. Curse the oil companies and their greedy executives.
 

Christeen Anderson (467)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 12:11 pm
Signed.
 

Mary T. (291)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 12:37 pm
already signed the petition, noting :) thank you Beverly
 

Elizabeth O. (87)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 12:56 pm
Signed.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 1:48 pm
signed-thanks
 

Kenny V. (1500)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 2:34 pm
signed and noted thanks for sharing
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 4:29 pm
Signed Bev
 

Freya H. (304)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 4:52 pm
When I was little I was taught that you clean up any messes you make. Too bad Chevron doesn't have my parents.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 4:56 pm
Done!
 

Natasha Salgado (518)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 7:55 pm
Done!
 

Fran away F. (111)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 11:57 pm
Thank you for signing.
 

Edo R. (71)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 1:34 am
Thanks for sharing!
 

Frances Darcy (218)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 5:56 am
Thanks for sharing . S and N.
 

Jeaneen A. (125)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 6:07 am
signed.
 

Iona Kentwell (134)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 6:10 am
Chevron clean up your mess. This is your planet too. We all have a responsibility to the future of this planet. It's easy, just give a damn.
 

Kip Mapes (28)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 6:13 am
Know a man that was sent down there to work in that oil field close to twenty years ago.He met the people who are sick seen the two headed fish in the river.Came home from there and quit his high paying job and went to work for the other side in enviromental clean up.Said it was the most rewording work he ever did.Ever site was differatnt.Had to learn new things to clean up differant contanimounts.Now he is retired in his 70's.
He is a good man, said we shouldn't judge those that did these things "If" they did not know. "If" I think it is clear Chevram knew what they where doing.They did what they did for the money. Fix It!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 6:25 am

Urge Chevron to Clean Up its Oil Spill in the Amazon
Tell Chevron to take responsibility for the devastation it has caused in the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador.
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2/14/11: Chevron has been ordered to take accountability for its destructive actions in the Amazon, and pay $8 billion in restitution costs. This is a huge success, but Chevron is still fighting the ruling. Please continue to sign for this important cause if you haven't already!
[Urge Chevron to Clean Up its Oil Spill in the Amazon]
Goal: 20,000 Progress: 18,446
Sponsored by: The Rainforest Site

Chevron's outdated and dangerous oil drilling stations in the Ecuadorian rainforest have caused what may be the most devastating environmental catastrophe in history. Thousands of Ecuadorians' lives and countless plants and animals have been destroyed due to Chevron's shameless greed.

Chevron refuses to take responsibility for its actions. Sign the petition below telling John Watson, Chevron's CEO, to clean up the mess his company has left in this once pristine environment.
Thank You for Signing!

Thank you, you've already signed this campaign!
 

Emma S. (228)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 6:29 am
Already signed - thanks, Beverly.
 

Tom Tree (255)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 6:46 am
I sure hope so !
Signed, Noted & Shared
 

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 7:08 am
Already signed and shared, thank you.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 7:12 am
Thank you, you've already signed this campaign!
TU Beverly
 

Ben Oscarsito (353)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 7:19 am
I believe I signed this quite some time ago. Goal: 20,000 Progress: 18,448...
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http://truecostofchevron.com/
 

Ravenna C. (20)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 7:19 am
Thank you, you've already signed this campaign!

Signed & Noted.

 

Nichole L. (68)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 7:33 am
Gladly signed, Beverly. Thanks!
 

Yvette S. (30)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 7:44 am
Noted and signed
 

Aaron Bouchard (127)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 8:33 am
Signed and noted thanks
 

Arlene Morrison (1)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 1:44 pm
Signed and noted!
 

Paulett Simunich (0)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 2:05 pm
You did the damage......now it is your responsibility to put things right !!!!!!
 

liz meesters (176)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 3:14 pm
signed & noted, thanks
 

Joe R. (189)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 3:24 pm
Goal: 20,000 Progress: 18,457

Thanks Beverly. Signed and noted.
 

Vita Pagh (36)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 6:02 pm
Signed. Thank you.
 

Judy C. (106)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 6:25 pm
Signed. Thanks, Beverly.
 

Ilona a. (51)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 3:41 am
done, thanks
 

Victoria Pohrebna (269)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 11:54 am
Already signed.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Friday June 21, 2013, 12:12 pm
Thank you, you've already signed this campaign!
 

Hugo L. (281)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 1:03 pm
Noted & signed, thanks Beverly
 

Ben Oscarsito (353)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 6:55 am
Already signed this one. And, I've signed quite a few other petitions as well...
http://amazonwatch.org/
ChevWrong - Inhumane energy!
 
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