After almost two decades, Chevron was finally found guilty for deliberately dumping more than 18 billion gallons of toxic oil waste in the Ecuadorean Amazon. This toxic waste has caused a mass increase in cancer, birth defects, miscarriages and loss of culture in the Amazon. Roughly 1,400 people have died from Chevron's oil pollution in the Ecuadorean Amazon, yet the company still vows not to pay the $8 billion damages it was ordered to pay by an Ecuadorean court.
Not only did the Ecuador court fine Chevron for damages, but it also required Chevron to make a public apology for the devastation. If the company doesn’t comply, the fine doubles.
Now is the time to ask Chevron to finally take responsibility and publicly say sorry for the years of denial and devastating pollution they left behind in the Amazon.
Sign this petition to CEO John Watson and tell them it’s time to take responsibility for Chevron's 18-year-old toxic legacy in Ecuador.
- Chevron CEO
Climate change and the environmental and human rights impacts of Chevron's operations are the two issues that will define your tenure at the helm of one of the world’s largest oil companies. But Chevron has fallen behind other businesses and the many political leaders who already taking a leadership position on climate change.
Furthermore, your company is drawing increasing criticism for failing to rectify its massive human rights and environmental disaster in Ecuador. Taking the following steps will demonstrate a true commitment to environmental responsibility and respect for human rights – which will only strengthen your company's future.
We the undersigned call on Chevron CEO John Watson to:
• Clean up Chevron’s toxic legacy in Ecuador, compensate affected communities for health and environmental impacts, and provide affected people real access to health care and potable water.
• Develop a global environment and human rights policy that will prevent similar tragedies in the future.
• Comply with Chevron's court order and apologize publicly for your toxic legacy in Ecuador
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