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Thousands of oil industry workers rallied on Wednesday to lift the moratorium on new deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and head off new taxes and punitive measures in the wake of the Deepwater...
Sheila McNulty
September 1, 2010
After playing dead on top of oil-black plastic sheets outside a Chevron office, protesters marched through downtown San Francisco on Monday to denounce “oil addiction” on the fifth anniversary of...
August 30, 2010
Until last Wednesday, unions and activists who wanted to change corporate policy had to do it the old-fashioned way: lobby lawmakers, muster public pressure, and push for boycotts. But last week, the...
Joel Schectman
August 30, 2010
  SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Fifteen people were arrested Monday in a roving protest against big oil companies in San Francisco. Protesters marched from Justin Herman Plaza, to the chevron offices,...
August 30, 2010
U.S.-based Chevron Corp faces a $27 billion environmental damages lawsuit in Ecuador, a case that has already dragged on for years and could last many more if it gets bogged down in appeals.
Frank Jack Daniel & Hugh Bronstein
August 30, 2010
  I caught up with Chevron’s vice president for global exploration this week to ask him what impact the BP well disaster and the drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico would have on his...
Clifford Krauss
August 27, 2010
While 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.
By Antonia Juhasz
August 26, 2010
A run-down court building that also houses the local casino in this Amazon jungle town is the unlikely venue for the largest environmental damages lawsuit ever tried. On the first floor, people play...
Hugh Bronstein
August 24, 2010
IT SHOULD BE BLATANTLY CLEAR at this stage of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy that we are witnessing the failure of an entire system, rather than of one operator. Systemic solutions are therefore...
Antonia Juhasz
August 18, 2010
An expose in The Atlantic magazine reveals how one of the world’s largest private investigation firms, Kroll, hired by oil giant Chevron, tried to recruit an American journalist to undermine a...
August 16, 2010