WASHINGTON— Today, activists with the Rainforest Action Network staged a four hour sit-in at the EPA headquarters to demand stronger protection for Appalachia’s drinking water and an end to the devastating practice of mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining.
SAN FRANCISCO– Just last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gave the Army Corps of Engineers a green light for the Pine Creek mine permit, a mountaintop removal (MTR) mining site in Logan County, W.Va. This is the first permit decision the EPA has issued under the new mountaintop mining guidelines, which came out last April and were anticipated to provide tougher oversight of mountaintop removal coal mining.
WASHINGTON — Two protesters were taken into custody Tuesday by Capitol Police during a hearing of a subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee at which the chairmen of five major U.S. oil companies testified.
The detentions came just moments after the hearing was adjourned, when a woman tried to approach the chairman of Chevron, John Watson, and hand him a bottle of dark liquid. Police stopped the protester.
WASHINGTON—At 5:00am this morning over 40 youth and concerned citizens queued up in front of the Rayburn building and waited more than four hours to attend Rep. Chairman Ed Markey’s (D-Mass.) hearing in his House Energy and Environment Subcommittee to discuss offshore oil drilling safety and U.S. energy policy. When the doors opened at 9:20am, however, it was the oil lawyers and lobbyists that took the seats. There was only space for four out of the 40 members of the public who waited to be let in.
Al menos cuatro personas fueron arrestados hoy durante una protesta masiva afuera de una reunión de inversionistas de Chevron en Houston, Texas. El gigante del petróleo es la corporación más grande en California y la tercera más grande en la nación. Ante la crisis del calentamiento global y el actual derrame de petróleo, científicos y protectores del Medioambiente exigen poner fin al uso del petróleo como fuente de energía. Pese a esto, el gigante petrolero, Chevron, tuvo un incremento del 25% en sus ingresos, el año pasado.
The corporate annual report - that glossy, seldom-read staple of the business world - usually features upbeat words and images showcasing a company's stellar year.
The "True Cost of Chevron" alternative annual report, in contrast, features a cover photo of an oil spill.
Released Wednesday by a coalition of Chevron Corp.'s fiercest critics, the report pillories the San Ramon oil company for pollution and alleged human rights abuses around the globe, in places as disparate as Ecuador, Burma, Texas and Richmond.
An international group of activists alleging human rights abuses and environmental destruction on the part of Chevron Corp. was poised to rally in front of the energy company’s Houston offices on Wednesday.
San Ramon, Calif.-based Chevron (NYSE: CVX) is scheduled to be holding its annual shareholder meeting there at the time.