Corporate Research Project: Chevron Rap Sheet

Corporate Research Project: Chevron Rap Sheet

"Chevron, once part of the Standard Oil empire, has grown over the past quarter century into the world’s fourth largest petroleum company, thanks to a series of ambitious acquisitions: Gulf Oil in 1984, Texaco in 2001 and Unocal in 2005. Chevron is a frequent target of criticism by environmental groups and human rights organizations for its practices in the United States and countries such as Ecuador, Nigeria, Burma, Chad and Angola."

The True Cost of Chevron

The True Cost of Chevron

"On May 25th, joined activists and delegates to demonstrate in San Ramon, CA and to confront Chevron at its annual shareholder meeting. Indigenous and campesino allies affected by Chevron in Ecuador were accompanied by a First Nations representative from Canada to the meeting. Allies from affected communities in Richmond, California joined the event. They 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."

Chevron Toxico: The Campaign for Justice in Ecuador

Chevron Toxico: The Campaign for Justice in Ecuador

"For over three decades, Chevron chose profit over people.

While drilling in the Ecuadorian Amazon from 1964 to 1990, Texaco – which merged with Chevron in 2001 – deliberately dumped more than 18 billion gallons of toxic wastewater, spilled roughly 17 million gallons of crude oil, and left hazardous waste in hundreds of open pits dug out of the forest floor. To save money, Texaco chose to use environmental practices that were obsolete, did not meet industry standards, and were illegal in Ecuador and the United States.

The result was, and continues to be, one of the worst environmental disasters on the planet."