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The toxic legacy of Texaco-Chevron in Ecuador – Sign the petition


Support justice for the rainforest communities of Ecuador!

Over three decades of oil drilling in the Ecuadorian Amazon, Texaco (now Chevron) dumped more than 18 billion gallons of toxic wastewater into the rainforest, creating an environmental tragedy experts call “the Amazon Chernobyl.” This systematic contamination has left tens of thousands of local indigenous people and campesinos suffering an epidemic of cancer, miscarriages, birth defects and other ailments. The residents of the rainforest region, known as the Oriente, have filed a monumental lawsuit to hold Chevron accountable, and an international solidarity campaign is supporting their demand for justice.

Help us pressure Chevron to do the right thing in Ecuador. For a good, informative background on the issue, watch this watch this 60 Minutes investigation called “Amazon Crude.” Then, join me by signing the petition to incoming CEO John Watson, urging him to do the right thing in the Ecuadorian Amazon by funding a full-scale environmental clean up.

You can also this recent article in influential Washington news outlet Politico, detailing the ways in which Chevron’s aggressive attempts to evade responsibility for its mess in the Amazon are increasingly backfiring.

The Clean Up Ecuador Campaign at Amazon Watch is working hard to secure justice for the rainforest communities of Ecuador. Check out to learn more about how you can help.

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