ChevronToxico

News and Multimedia from 2008

Chevron's $16 Billion Problem

Chevron hires lobbyists to squeeze Ecuador in toxic-dumping case. What an Obama win could mean.
26 July 2008 | Newsweek

This Newsweek article from July 2008 describes Chevron’s lobbying efforts in Washington to try to avoid facing justice in Ecuador. An unnamed Chevron lobbyist embodies the arrogant attitude that pervades the company, with the quote, "We can't let little countries screw around with big companies like this."     More »

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Approves Resolution Condemning Chevron's Abuses Worldwide

Resolution Criticizes Chevron's Profiteering in Iraq, Nigeria Slayings and Ecuador Disaster
11 June 2008 | Amazon Watch

Citing transgressions including profiteering from the Iraq war, the dumping of 18 billion gallons of toxic wastewater in an inhabited area of the Ecuadorian Amazon, and complicity in the slayings of peaceful protestors in Nigeria, the resolution was filed by Supervisors Tom Ammiano, Chris Daly, Ross Mirkarimi and Aaron Peskin.     More »

San Francisco Board of Supervisors to Vote on Resolution Condemning Chevron's Abuses Worldwide

Resolution Criticizes Chevron's Profiteering in Iraq, Nigeria Slayings and Ecuador Disaster
3 June 2008 | Amazon Watch

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is to vote on a resolution condemning Chevron for its disturbing record of human rights abuses and environmental destruction around the world.     More »

Chevron Around the World: Fact Sheet

June 2008

Information on Chevron's human rights and environmental record around the world, and in its own backyard at its Richmond, California refinery. Outlines the company's complicity in environmental contamination, murder and other human rights abuses.     More »

Chevron Profits Shadowed by Human Rights Complaints

29 May 2008 | Reuters

Despite higher profits on record oil prices, the board of directors at Chevron Corp was lambasted at the company's annual meeting on Wednesday. Shareholders and activists urged company officials to take responsibility for the environmental and human costs of oil production.     More »

"Systemic" Human Rights Abuses Dominate Chevron Annual General Meeting, Casting Shadow over CEO and Record Profits

Chevron's Victims from Burma, Ecuador and Nigeria Confront CEO David O’Reilly at Shareholder Meeting
28 May 2008 | Amazon Watch

In a dramatic face-to-face showdown at Chevron's annual general meeting, victims of the company's grave human rights abuses from three continents today told shareholders and senior executives that the oil major must live up to its corporate rhetoric on human rights and the environment.     More »

Dozens Protest Oil Spills, Human Rights Violations Outside Chevron

28 May 2008 | Valley Times

As business leaders were gathered inside Chevron's corporate headquarters for the company's annual shareholders meeting today, dozens of activists outside the gates protested the company's alleged environmental and human rights abuses in Ecuador and other parts of the world.     More »

After Record Year, Chevron Faces the Music

28 May 2008 | Contra Costa Times

Despite a record-setting financial performance in 2007, Chevron Corp. faced a fusillade of criticism about its operations in several countries.     More »

Letter from the President of the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions

28 May 2008 | U.S. Labor Against the War

We call upon the governments, corporations and other institutions behind the ongoing occupation of Iraq to respond to our demands for real democracy, true sovereignty and self-determination, free of all foreign interference.      More »

Chevron AGM 2008 Action

Chevron AGM 2008 Action

28 May 2008

In a dramatic face-to-face showdown at Chevron's annual general meeting, victims of the company told shareholders and senior executives that it must live up to its corporate rhetoric on human rights and the environment and make amends to the communities it has devastated.     More »