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Contacts: Shannon Wright, 415-487-9600 or
Leila Salazar, on site at protests, 310-420-7575
Historic Trial Against
ChevronTexaco Begins Tomorrow In Ecuador; Protests At Company’s
Headquarters in California
30,000 Rainforest Peoples Against The
Company, Demanding A Full Cleanup of Extensive Pollution In
First Time U.S. Oil Company Forced To Face Judgment In Ecuador
Indigenous Leader and Plaintiff In San Francisco Today, Calls For
Protests At Company’s Headquarters Tomorrow
---Video footage & digital photos of trial and damaged areas
to be available---
---Entrevistas en Espanol---
Protests at ChevronTexaco
Tuesday, October 21, 9 AM & 12 NOON,
ChevronTexaco Corporate Headquarters, 6001 Bollinger Canyon Road,
San Ramon, CA(Off I-680)
-- Local San Ramon residents and Bay Areas human rights and
environmental advocates will hold a colorful demonstration outside
company’s offices to mark trial’s start in Ecuador and to
support the rainforest plaintiffs’ demands.
Trial Against ChevronTexaco Starts in Ecuador
Tuesday, October 22,
Court House, Lago Agrio, Amazon Region, Ecuador. To last 6 days.
-- Footage, testimonies, digital photos will be made available to
Interviews with plaintiffs, attorney, environmental organizations,
and expert witnesses may be arranged.
ABOUT THE TRIAL
In this landmark lawsuit, rainforest peoples charge ChevronTexaco
with systematically destroying their homeland through massive
dumping of highly toxic wastewater and crude oil over the two
decades of the company’s operations in Ecuador, which ended in
1991. The case will be heard in a small courthouse in Lago Agrio,
a remote town in the heart of Ecuador’s oil operations. A US
judge has compelled ChevronTexaco to abide by the Ecuadorian
judgment. For additional information, please contact us directly
and visit www.amazonwatch.org.
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