[video] Ecuadorian Amazon inhabitants send message to Chevron's new CEO regarding pollution affecting their health & environment

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1 June 2010

[PDF] The Lasting Stain of Oil - Cautionary Tales and Lessons from the Amazon

Author: Asamblea de Afectados por Texaco (The Assembly of Communities Affected by Chevron/Texaco), Amazon Watch, Rainforest Action Network

What can Gulf Coast residents learn from other communities that have suffered the terrible consequences of oil industry recklessness?...1. Public Awareness and Support is Invaluable...2. Corporate Polluters Will Cover Up Evidence...3. Don’t Trust the Polluter to Properly Clean Up...4. Expect a Public Relations Campaign to Gloss Over Impact and Attack Community...5. Corporations Will Use Legal Maneuvering and Political Influence to Evade Liability...6. Oil Disasters Will Have Long-term Impacts...7. Beware of Hidden & Latent Environmental Impact...8. Environmental Harm Can Have Long Lasting Health Impacts...9. Environmental Harm Can Have Long Lasting Cultural Impacts...10. Affected Communities Have the Power to Demand Accountability [refers to BP, Chevron, Hill and Knowlton, Texaco (now part of Chevron)]

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11 January 2010

[video] Message from Ecuador to Chevron CEO John Watson

Author: AmazonWatch

A heartfelt message from the Amazon rainforest communities in Ecuador to new Chevron CEO John Watson: "We don't want to continue dying of cancer." This video message appeals for Chevron to clean up its massive contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon that has devastated the environment and continues to cause widespread cancer, birth defects, and other ailments.

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