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Chevron Withers Under Criticism at Today’s Annual Shareholder Meeting

Posted by Antonia Juhasz in Featured, True Cost of Chevron Network on 25th May, 2011 | No Comments

Chevron_In_Nigeria_smallToday at Chevron’s annual shareholder meeting, 22 indigenous, First Nation, and other impacted community members and supporters who had traveled to the company’s headquarters from locations around the globe and across the state confronted CEO John Watson with the brutal human and environmental abuses caused by the oil giants operations.

New Report Reveals Dirty Truth Behind Chevron

Posted by Antonia Juhasz in Big Oil, Chevron Actions, Featured, True Cost of Chevron Network on 24th May, 2011 | No Comments

ChevronAltReportFINAL_01_1lowresIt’s finally here; the True Cost of Chevron: An Alternative Annual Report! Find out why this report is so timely, and where to get your copy today.

Join the Chevron Shareholder Meeting Protest May 25

Posted by Tex Dworkin in Big Oil, Chevron Actions, Featured, True Cost of Chevron Network on 23rd May, 2011 | No Comments

Protesting Chevron Shareholder Meeting 2010 Photo Credit: The Campaign for Justice in EcuadoOn May 25th, two days after an illuminating and informative True Cost of Chevron Teach-in, people will travel from around the world to descend on San Ramon, CA to confront Chevron at its annual shareholder meeting. They will all have two things in common: they all come from communities that have suffered the dire impacts of Chevron’s reckless pursuit of profits, and they’re all fighting back. You’re welcomed to join this colorful and fun rally outside Chevron’s headquarters in support of human rights, environmental, economic and climate justice, and more.

Join Upcoming True Cost of Chevron Teach In

Posted by admin in Big Oil, Chevron Actions, Featured, Resources, True Cost of Chevron Network on 16th May, 2011 | No Comments

Chevronconfrontation“2010 was an outstanding year for Chevron.” With these words, CEO John Watson opens Chevron’s 2010 Annual Report. The communities who bear the costs of Chevron’s operations do not agree. On May 23, you can hear directly from community leaders who will travel from all around the world to the Bay Area to share the true cost of Chevron’s operations where they live. Find out about an upcoming Teach In and Chevron Shareholder rally.

California Defends Its Future Against Designs of Oil Industry

Posted by TJ Buonomo in Big Oil, Featured on 3rd November, 2010 | No Comments

Stop Texas OilOn November 2, California voters sent the oil industry running with its tail between its legs in a decisive 60-40 vote against Prop 23, a ballot initiative that would have undermined the state’s environmental standards and renewable energy job markets. The Energy Program at Global Exchange would like to thank and congratulate everyone who contributed to this tremendous victory.

Neil McKenzie Defends “The Most Beautiful Place on Earth” from Chevron’s Encroachment

Posted by TJ Buonomo in Featured, True Cost of Chevron Network on 1st September, 2010 | No Comments

The Kimberley, AustraliaThis past June ABC News Nightline interviewed Neil McKenzie, an aboriginal native of Australia and member of the True Cost of Chevron Network.

With BP’s Oil and Chemicals Still in Gulf Coast Waters, Shrimpers Stay Out.

Posted by Antonia Juhasz in Big Oil, Featured on 26th August, 2010 | No Comments

2010-08-26-OilAntonia_Dauphin_500While the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has claimed that the fish are safe in the Gulf Coast, the Gulf Coast fishing community beg to differ.

A Permanent Moratorium

Posted by Antonia Juhasz in Big Oil, Featured on 19th August, 2010 | No Comments

2010-07-31-oiledshellbeachAs another oil and gas rig explodes September 2nd in the Gulf of Mexico, the need to ban offshore drilling becomes more apparent. See Antonia Juhasz’s article in Progressive Magazine on the frequency of such incidents (400 in the last five years) and the need for a permanent moratorium on offshore drilling. What we are witnessing is the failure of an entire system, rather than of one operator.

BP’s “Missing Oil” Washes up in St. Mary’s Parish, LA

Posted by Antonia Juhasz in Big Oil, Featured on 2nd August, 2010 | 1 Comment

2010-07-31-OiledGrassBP’s “Missing Oil” coats wetlands and beaches along the waterways near St. Mary’s Parish, Louisiana, where no one is booming, cleaning, skimming, or watching.

Extractive Industry Transparency Now United States Law

Posted by TJ Buonomo in Featured on 26th July, 2010 | No Comments

Naing_HtooOn July 21, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act passed last week by the U.S. Senate that includes a landmark provision requiring disclosure of payments from oil and mining companies to governments around the world. For the first time, communities who live in resource-rich countries will know how much their governments receive annually, and on a project-by-project basis for the extraction of natural resources.