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CEO O'Reilly Reports Record Profits, Shuts Off Microphone On Ecuadorians

After Traveling Days From Rainforest, Carmen Perez Finds Out She Can't Speak
27 April 2005

Perhaps angered by a call by large shareholders that the Ecuador situation be independently reviewed by the Board of Directors, ChevronTexaco CEO David O'Reilly Wednesday reported record oil profits and then promptly shut down the microphone on a prominent Ecuadorian rainforest leader before she had a chance to speak at the company's annual meeting about oil contamination caused by Texaco in her homeland.     More »

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     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.     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.     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.     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.     More »

Shareholder Call for Chevron to Address Ecuador Abuses

7 April 2005 | Trillium Asset Management, New York State Comptroller, Amnesty International & Sisters of Mercy

A new coalition of Chevron Texaco shareholders gather support for resolution addressing ecuadorian contamination controversy.     More »

ChevronTexaco Resorts to Blackmail in Attempting to Win Historical Lawsuit in the Amazon

17 March 2005 | Amazon Watch

With this letter, ChevronTexaco requested that President Bush not re-certify Ecuador's most favored nation status this year.     More »

ChevronTexaco Faces Class-Action Lawsuit in Ecuador Over Environmental Damage

11 May 2004

A resolution asking ChevronTexaco to report on new initiatives to address its legacy of environmental damage in Ecuador gained nine percent support from shareowners.     More »

Amazon Indian Leader Tells ChevronTexaco His People are on the Brink of Extinction Due to the Company's Oil Contamination

ChevronTexaco CEO Attempts to Shift Blame for Oil Disaster – Calls Ecuador's Government "Inept" and "Inadequate"
29 April 2004 | Amazon Watch

At yesterday’s ChevronTexaco Annual Meeting, CEO David O’Reilly was met with a growing wave of controversy over the oil pollution his company left in the Ecuadorian Amazon following two decades of drilling. Amazonian indigenous leader Toribio Aguinda, renowned human rights advocate Bianca Jagger, shareholders and local clergy and labor leaders each appealed to Mr. O’Reilly for his corporation to clean up the expansive oil contamination his company created and that has resulted in an environmental disaster and health crisis in the rainforest region.      More »