News and Multimedia from 2008

Activists Blast Chevron on Human Rights, Environment

28 May 2008 | Associated Press

Activists took advantage of the gathering at Chevron headquarters in San Ramon to blast the oil giant for alleged environmental and human rights abuses in Ecuador, Nigeria and Myanmar. Outside, protesters in white protective suits waved broom-shaped "Clean Up Chevron" signs at the company's front entrance.     Read more...

Rising Tide of Human Rights Abuses Haunts Chevron on Eve of Annual Shareholder's Meeting

Communities from Nigeria, Ecuador, Burma and US to Confront CEO David O'Reilly in San Ramon; Billions in Potential Liability
27 May 2008 | Amazon Watch / Asian Pacific Environmental Network / EarthRights International

Representatives from Ecuador, Nigeria, and Burma have traveled to the Bay Area to confront Chevron CEO David O’Reilly at an annual shareholder’s meeting over what they call a “grave pattern of human rights abuses” in their home countries that could lead to billions of dollars of liabilities for Chevron shareholders.     Read more...

Chevron Should Stop Hiding Behind Bogus PR Campaigns & Use Record Profits to Clean Up Its Toxic Wastes

21 May 2008 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Chevron should stop hiding behind its bogus public relations campaign about protecting the environment and start putting its record profits to work by cleaning up the billions of gallons of toxic waste it deliberately­ dumped into Ecuador's rainforest, causing hundreds of deaths to indigenous peoples.     Read more...

Sample Letter Supporting Chevron Boycott

This is a sample letter you can send to your city council urging it to boycott Chevron products in protest of the company's atrocious human rights and environmental record on four different continents, including its continued denial of responsibility for a public health crisis in Ecuador.     Read more...

Chevron vs. The Goldman Environmental Prize

Chevron vs. The Goldman Environmental Prize

30 April 2008

Video from the Weiser Group about the Goldman Award Ceremony and press conference at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.     Read more...

Rebuttals to Wall Street Journal Editorial

26 April 2008 | Wall Street Journal

In April 2008, the Wall Street Journal ran an editorial that uncritically accepted Chevron's misleading account of the litigation against it in Ecuador.      Read more...

Chevron Is to Blame for Ecuador's Oil Pollution

Letters to the editor
26 April 2008 | The Wall Street Journal

Letters to the editor by Steven Donziger, Luis Gallegos and Atossa Soltani .     Read more...

Chevron Risks Lives and Its Reputation in Ecuador

23 April 2008 | San Francisco Chronicle

Chevron's PR offensive against two of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize winners shows the degree to which senior management at the San Ramon-based oil major has lost its way.     Read more...

Rebuttal to Chevron's Deceptive Op-Ed

In Letter To O'Reilly Activists Correct Chevron's Distorted Claims About Ecuador Trial
16 April 2008

In April 2008, shortly after Pablo Fajardo and Luis Yanza, leaders of the plaintiffs' legal effort in Ecuador, were awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize, Chevron retaliated with an opinion piece in the San Francisco Chronicle. That piece slanders plaintiffs as con artists and misleads about Chevron's liability. This letter from Fajardo and Yanza sets the record straight.     Read more...

Amazon Watch Blasts Consultant Sam Singer For Designing Chevron Attack On Goldman Prize Winners

Says Singer Helping Oil Giant Hide $16 Billion Liability from Shareholders
16 April 2008 | Amazon Watch

Amazon Watch today blasted San Francisco consultant Sam Singer for letting himself be used by Chevron to wage a personal and unsubstantiated attack on two renowned Ecuadorian environmental activists who were in town to receive the prestigious Goldman Prize this week.     Read more...