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News and Multimedia from 2005

April 26: Statement from the California State Controller Steve Westly

26 April 2005

Statement for Tuesday, April 26, 2005 Press Conference ChevronTexaco Shareholders Criticize Management: Destruction from the Arctic to the Ecuadorian Amazon is Bad for Business and Bad for the Environment     Read more...

Shareholders Call for Disclosure of Liabilities

26 April 2005 | Trillium Asset Management, Amnesty International & California State Controller

ChevronTexaco Investors on eve shareholder meeting: Damage to Ecuadorian Amazon is bad for business as well as environment. Shareholders call for full disclosure of environmental and human rights liabilities. Shareholder resolution proponents hold 20 million shres worth over $1 billion.     Read more...

Chevron Shareholders Step Up Pressure On Management Over Ecuador

Shareholder resolution proponents hold 20 million shares worth over $1 billion
26 April 2005 | Amazon Watch

At a press conference today in San Francisco on the eve of ChevronTexaco's annual shareholder meeting in San Ramon, representatives from the California state pension funds, social investment firms, and environmental and human rights organizations expressed concerns regarding ChevronTexaco's activities in sensitive areas like the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle.     Read more...

2005 Amazon Watch Letter to Chevron CEO

Regarding Conflicts of Interest and Misinformation in Ecuador Case
26 April 2005

Amazon Watch sent this letter to Chevron CEO David O'Reilly urging him to address Chevron's irresponsible handling of the case in Ecuador. Signs of this irresponsibility include a pattern of false and misleading statements by company representatives, and a major conflict of interest involving Chevron lawyer and vice president Ricardo Reis Veiga.     Read more...

Amazon Watch Letter to Chevron CEO Regarding Conflicts of Interest and Misinformation in Ecuador Case

26 April 2005 | Amazon Watch

Amazon Watch sent this letter to Chevron CEO David O'Reilly urging him to address Chevron's irresponsible handling of the case in Ecuador. Signs of this irresponsibility include a pattern of false and misleading statements by company representatives, and a major conflict of interest involving Chevron lawyer and vice president Ricardo Reis Veiga.     Read more...

2005 Shareholder Resolution to ChevronTexaco

25 April 2005 | Trillium Asset Management

Between 1972 and 1992, Texaco and Petroecuador extracted over 1.4 billion barrels of oil from the Ecuadorian Amazon. As operator, Texaco designed, built and managed all exploration, extraction and transportation facilities.     Read more...

Crude Reflections Photo Exhibit Opens in San Ramon

Exhibit Captures Human Impact of ChevronTexaco's "Rainforest Chernobyl" in Ecuador
Series of 50 Photos Opens National Tour Of Several Cities Near Company Headquarters On Eve Of Shareholder Meeting

25 April 2005 | Amazon Watch

The photo exhibit Crude Reflections: ChevronTexaco's Rainforest Legacy, documenting the human and environmental impact of what experts believe is the worst oil-related environmental disaster on the planet, opens today just miles from ChevronTexaco's world headquarters in San Ramon.     Read more...

Crude Reflections

Crude Reflections

April 2005

View photos by San Francisco Bay Area photographers Lou Dematteis and Kayana Szymczak, who traveled to Ecuador to document the physical and emotional reality of those affected by pollution and their struggle for justice.     Read more...

Cancer Study in Village of San Carlos

Occupational Environmental Medicine

This report, published in Occupational Environmental Medicine by M San Sebastián, B Armstrong, J A Córdoba and C Stephens, highlights the high rate of cancer suffered by the Ecuadorian rainforest community of San Carlos, linking this to toxins found in local drinking water that result from oil contamination.     Read more...

Exhibit Targets Oil Giant Tied to Rain Forest Wells

14 April 2005 | Contra Costa Times

A 1993 lawsuit by Ecuadorian Indians charging the ChevronTexaco subsidiary polluted their homelands in the rain forest was dismissed in the United States after the company agreed to allow a trial to proceed in Ecuador. That trial has been stalled by upheaval in the Ecuadorian judicial system.     Read more...