Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Chevron boss afraid to talk to Cofan leader

On Sunday, Emergildo Criollo, an Indigenous leader of the Cofan people in Ecuador, traveled from his home in the Amazon rainforest to personally deliver a message to the oil giant’s newCEO John Watson.

....He came bearing a powerful letter from other Indigenous and community leaders from the region in Ecuador that Chevron systematically poisoned with toxic oil and waste dumping. As well as the 325,000+ signatures of support from people all over the globe – probably many of you – who are also urging Chevron to do the right thing and clean up Ecuador.

Unfortunately, John Watson (who has never been to Ecuador to witness the devastation that 18 billion gallons of oil waste his company is responsible for has caused) refused to listen... itsgettinghotinhere