Communities want ChevronTexaco
to CLEAN UP Ecuador! Trial Begins in Ecuador
For more information: Leila Salazar, Clean
Up Ecuador Campaign Organizer to get involved at Leila@amazonwatch.org
or call 415-487-9600
Communities want ChevronTexaco to CLEAN UP
ECUADOR! ChevronTexaco needs to be held accountable for Texaco's
polluting operations in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Get involved in the International Clean Up Ecuador Campaign.
Help Amazon Watch pressure ChevronTexaco in the following ways:
1. Call the CEO, David O'Reilly at 925-842-3232
2. Send a postcard or a letter to the CEO.
3. Organize a video showing and information session in your
neighborhood (write Amazon Watch to request a copy).
4. Organize a leafleting event or rally at your nearest Chevron or
5. Organize a houseparty/fundraiser to raise funds for upcoming
Spread the word: When you buy ChevronTexaco products, you're
getting Amazon destruction for free.
Dear Mr. David J. O'Reilly:
I am writing to urge you to address the demands of communities
affected by Texaco's operations in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
I am outraged to learn that 30 years after Texaco's arrival:
* Hundreds of toxic waste pits contaminated with heavy metals and
cancer-causing chemicals have not been cleaned up;
* Indigenous communities like the Siona, Secoya, Cofan, Huaorani,
and Quichua and local campesinos continue to suffer the effects of
* ChevronTexaco has never conducted a comprehensive health study
of its operations in the nearby communities;
* ChevronTexaco continues to declare that it conducted business in
a responsible manner, but it has not assumed responsibility for
continued cleanup of the Oriente region of Ecuador.
Now that Chevron and Texaco have merged, it is the responsibility
of ChevronTexaco to:
1. Clean up Texaco's toxic mess in the Ecuadorian Amazon,
2. Compensate affected communities and
3. Ensure their access to clean drinking water and health care.
Until the local communities' demands are met, I pledge to not buy
any ChevronTexaco products and will urge my friends and family to
take the same pledge. I appreciate a response to my concerns!
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