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Entrance to TPP Negotiations in VA Blockaded by Civil Disobedience

Release Date: 
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

 

High resolution images and interviews available

Contacts: Laurel Sutherlin, Rainforest Action Network, 415.246.0161 laurel@ran.org

Kevin Zeese, ItsOurEconomy.us, 301-996-6582 kbzeese@gmail.com

Ecuador clean water charity started amid oil fight

San Francisco humanitarian organization, Groundwork Opportunities, manages the project's finances.

San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sumatran Orangutan Relocated as Forest Clearing Continues

An imperiled orangutan was rescued from a small patch of the Tripa peat swamp rainforest in Sumatra last month, in an effort to save this large adult male from starvation. But experts fear he could be among the last of his kind in what was once prime habitat for these graceful, shy great apes.

Environmental News Network
Monday, June 4, 2012

Indonesia's Ambitious Rainforest Plan Not Going So Well

A little more than a year ago, Indonesia enacted a moratorium on deforestation, and got major finanial backing from the US and Norway to make it happen.

Mother Jones
Friday, June 1, 2012

Activists gather for Chevron shareholders meeting

For many Chevron Corp. investors, Wednesday's annual shareholders meeting in San Ramon represents a chance to hear top management extol their company's profit and plans for the future.

For activists drawn to the meeting from around the world, it's a chance to confront a company they say has poisoned their land, water and air.

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San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Rainwater Harvesting in the Amazon Cleans up Where Oil Left its Mark

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ClearWater has already installed 70 rainwater-harvesting systems in villages that border the Agua Rico river. Four tribes are working to coordinate the installations—picking which sites will be first in line for the systems, putting them in, and training families to maintain them. And this week, with support from international NGOs like the Rainforest Action Network, Groundwork Opportunities, and Amazon Watch, the group launched a campaign to raise awareness, but more importantly, funding. The ultimate goal is to raise at least $2 million.

Good Magazine
Friday, May 25, 2012

Chevron’s Leading Critics From Brazil to Ecuador Expose Oil Giant's Abuses

Release Date: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

San Francisco, CA – At a press conference today, labor and community leaders from Brazil, Ecuador, Nigeria, Angola, California and Texas revealed the true cost of Chevron’s operations in the places where they live. 

They will take their message to Chevron’s annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday, May 30 where they will make clear that those paying the price for Chevron’s profits will no longer tolerate or subsidize its bad corporate citizenship and negligent, risky and dangerous operations. 

Chevron’s Shareholder Meeting Moment of Truth

Release Date: 
Thursday, May 24, 2012

The True Cost of Chevron.com

Media Advisory

May 29: 9am pst Tele Press Conference & 6pm Teach-In

(800) 862-9098; (785) 424-1051 Conference ID: RAINFOREST

May 30: 8am pst Shareholder Revolt and Mass Public Protest

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Amazonian Tribes Launch Water Project Amidst Legal Battle

Release Date: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Innovative direct relief project to provide drinking water to thousands in Ecuador

Actor Campbell Scott endorses water project, narrates ClearWater video

SAN FRANCISCO— After decades of health issues and legal battles, indigenous communities in the Ecuadorean Amazon have joined with humanitarian and environmental groups to launch ClearWater, a locally led effort to provide clean water to impacted communities.