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Standing Up To Chevron

Holding Chevron Accountable for Polluting the Ecuadorian Amazon

As an activist acting individually to support the hard work of Amazon Watch and the Rainforest Action Network in Ecuador, I took part in a direct action and hung a banner off the Richmond bridge, right next to a Chevron oil refinery, three days before the 2011 Shareholders Meeting. 2011 was the year the Chevron was found GUILTY for polluting the Ecuadorian Amazon and told by the government of Ecuador to pay 18 million dollars to the indigenous people of the Rainforest. We held our protest just days before the 2011 Shareholders meeting where a delegation traveled all the way from Ecuador to plead their case, and keep the pressure on.

Media from the Action:

Youtube Video — The Action from the Water

Youtube Video — Rainforest Action Network’s Campaigning Video

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